For fans of Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago, this match is about the 2017 Gold Cup. One of these two teams will get to play the fifth-best team from the 2017 Copa Centroamericana in a playoff for a berth at the summer tournament. Haiti is very straightforwardly through if it wins. T&T will need the right sort of win: by two or more goals (assuming the Caribbean Football Union has got its tiebreaker information straight this time around).
The match cannot end in a draw, which may throw up an interesting game situation. Haiti will need to stay aware of the possibility of T&T following the example set by Barbados in 1994: scoring an own goal to force extra time. In '94, Barbados played Grenada under similar circumstances: needing a two-goal win. When Grenada trimmed Barbados' lead to 2-1 in the 83rd minute, the Bajans deftly changed tactics, scoring an own goal in the 87th minute. Grenada then realized it could use the same gambit to take extra time off the table, but Barbados successfully defended both goals until the end of the regulation 90 minutes. Under the rules at the time, a goal in extra time counted double, and Barbados duly got the goal-worth-two it wanted.
The Soca Warriors won't have it quite so easy - goals scored in extra time are only worth the usual amount in this competition - but it is conceivable that T&T might seek to get another 30 minutes tacked on to the game if it doesn't have the result it needs as the 90th minute approaches. Les Grenadiers will have to be on their toes.
New York Red Bulls fans, meanwhile, might simply want to keep an eye out for news on the work of Derrick Etienne, and former RBNY man Andrew Jean-Baptiste. Both men started for Haiti in the preceding match of this tournament - the 4-2 win over Suriname that set this game up as a decider for Les Grenadiers and the Soca Warriors.