Herivaux starts against Argentina, Messi at La Bombonera: “A day I’ll never forget”

Zach Herivaux vs. Toronto FC

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Now in his third full season as a professional, 22-year-old midfielder Zach Herivaux is still short on first-team minutes with the New England Revolution, meaning every time he steps onto the field is an important development opportunity.

Herivaux had the ultimate development opportunity on Tuesday night at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, starting and playing 67 minutes for Haiti in a 4-0 loss to world powerhouse Argentina, which used the match as their sendoff before heading to Russia for the FIFA World Cup.

Argentina’s squad featured the likes of Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano, Manuel Lanzini, Gonzalo Higuain, and of course, Lionel Messi, who registered a hat trick.

While the match was thoroughly dominated by the Argentines – as to be expected – it was an invaluable experience for the young Haitian squad, who’ll hope to use the trip to Argentina as inspiration for their own dreams of qualifying for a future World Cup.

Herivaux, who has now made three senior appearances with Haiti, will rejoin the Revolution ahead of Saturday night’s meeting with the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium.