Despite being injured and unavailable for Jürgen Klinsmann and the U.S. Men's National Team, Jozy Altiore will still have an impact in June when the 2016 Copa America Centenario kicks off.
The 26 year old American international and his foundation are providing television broadcasts throughout Haiti, so the people will be able to watch their team represent their country in the prestigious tournament. Jozy's parents are from Haiti and he saw a chance to help bring some joy the impoverished nation.
The striker went down with a hamstring injury and will unfortunately miss another major tournament. After missing out on virtually all of the 2014 World Cup, you have to feel bad for the guy. The oft injured Altidore had yet to score a goal for Toronto FC in eight starts this season.
"When Haiti qualified I just thought it'd be a cool thing, because they haven't qualified for a major tournament since the World Cup (in 1974). I thought this would be something cool knowing how much Haitian people love their national team ... to have thousands of people who otherwise wouldn't be able to see the matches broadcast the group games and see them perform." - Jozy Altidore
Haiti - which will feature a familiar face to MLS fans, SKC's Soni Mustivar - face tough competition to advance to knockout rounds. Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru are the other teams in Group B.