New England Revolution midfielder Zachary Herivaux started and played 67 minutes for the Haiti national team in their 4-0 loss to Argentina on Tuesday at the famed La Bombanera in Buenos Aires.
Operating from right midfield, Herivaux won a free kick and committed a foul in the first half, helping Les Grenadiers trail only 1-0 at the break. On Instagram following the match, the Brookline, Mass product said it was a "day I'll never forget".
The appearance was his third cap for the team of his father’s native land. He made his senior-team debut in 2017, a 3-3 draw vs Japan.
The match served as the final competitive fixture for La Albiceleste as they prepare to travel to Russia for World Cup 2018 which begins on June 12. Featuring their first-choice lineup, the 5th-ranked team in the world had no problem controlling the match from start to finish. With 76% of the possession on the night, Lionel Messi and company outshot the world’s 108th-ranked club by a whopping 21-1. The Barcelona legend opened the scoring with a first-half penalty kick and ended the match with a hat-trick.
This international duty caused Herivaux to miss the past two league matches, at Vancouver and home vs Atlanta United FC. The Revolution Homegrown should be available for selection by manager Brad Friedel in New England’s game this weekend, a home fixture vs rival New York Red Bulls.
Herivaux has made just one appearance for New England this season, but he’ll likely see more pitch time soon as US Open Cup play begins for the Revolution next Tuesday, June 5, at USL-side Louisville City FC.