USMNT 1-0 Haiti: summary: score, goal, highlights, 2021 Gold Cup
United States 1-0 Haiti: 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup as it happened
The game has ended! The USMNT defeats Haiti 1-0 on match day 1 of Group B of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign. Thanks for tuning in the minute-by-minute with AS. We will be back on Wednesday 14 July for the game between Mexico and Guatemala for Group A/
Three more minutes added of stoppage time.
One last substitution for the Haiti. Leverton Pierre comes out and Dutherson Clerveaux comes in.
The USMNT are having control of the game. They seem comfortable with the 1-0 lead.
Nazon comes out and Ronaldo Damus takes his place for Haiti.
Gianluca Buoso has gone down! The medical staff is working on him and it seems he is in so much pain.
A yellow card has been shown to the 's Gyasi Zardes for a foul at midfield.
Multiple substitutions for the USMNT. Shaq Moore and Nicholas Gioacchini come out and they are replaced by Eryk Williamson and James Sands.
USMNT midfielder Kellyn Acosta has been booked and Haiti gets a free kick!
Martin Experiénce is booked! He is the first player to be booked in this game.
Arcus made a great run from the right flank and he was trying to find Antoine, but once again the USMNT defenders cleared the danger away. It has been a great performance from the American defenders.
The USMNT has been controlling the pace of the game. The United States had 62 percent of the ball possession.
AHHHH, GIOACCHINI OFF THE RIGHT POST! The midfielder who is making his international debut with the USMNT was so close to score his first goal.
The third substitution for the USMNT will be Daryl DIke replacing Jonathan Lewis.
Second substitution for the USMNT. Gianluca Busio will make his official debut with the United States and he will be replacing Yueill.
After receiving a pass from Lletget on the right, Nico cuts inside and fires his low blast just wide of the left post.
Gioacchini makes a wonderful solo play! He takes a shot from the distance, but it goes wide.
What a miss from Gioacchini! The USMNT midfielder was by himself inside the six and he tried to header the ball, but he completely missed the ball.
Great opportunity from Haiti! Arcus goes down the right lane and makes a great cross to Antoine, who was able to strike the ball but his shot was weak and easy to control for the USMNT goalkeeper.
Lambése makes a cross inside the box but the USMNT defenders cleared the ball away.
And we are back! The second half has started with the USMNT leading 1-0.
WHAT A SAVE! Sebastian Lletget makes a beautiful cross to Walker Zimmerman and the USMNT defender was able to header the ball, but the goalkeeper from Haiti cleared it away.
A corner kick in favor of the USMNT. They will try to extend the lead before the half.
Two minutes added of stoppage time.
The USMNT has 66 percent of the ball and they have been the better team on the field. But Haiti could've easily tie the game. Close match before the half.
Shaq Moore makes a beautiful cross from the right flank to Zardes inside the box, but the American striker couldn't poke the ball and the goalkeeper from Haiti was able to control it.
SO CLOSE! The USMNT wants to extend the lead. Shaq Moore combines well with Sebastian Lletget to break into the box, but sees his shot turned away by Sylvestre.
Possible penalty in favor of Haiti! But after the VAR checked the play, they determined that it was a legal foul inside the box.
Antoine attempts a cross looking for someone inside the box, but there was no one from Haiti to finish the play.
The USMNT strikers are pressuring high and Haiti is having a hard time coming out with the possession of the ball.
Good news for Haiti, because Etienne has recovered and he will continue playing at least for the remainder of the first half.
Etienne from Haiti has gone down! It seems like he is having a knee problem and might not be able to continue.
Very poor attempt from Pierre from Haiti. He made a solo play and tried a long distance shot, but it was not even on target.
The USMNT has eight straight wins on home soil and it seems like this will be the number nine.
OH NO! Etienne had the equalizer! The midfielder from Haiti received a nice pass inside the box, but his shot hit the side net.
Kellyn Acosta was looking for Zardes inside the six, but the defenders from Haiti cleared the danger away. First corner kick of the game for the USMNT.
Nicholas Gioacchini will replace injured Paul Arriola! First substitution of the game.
It seems that the USMNT No 7 has not fully recovered from his injury suffered in the Championship. Paul Arriola also joined Swansea City during the Major League Soccer offseason and his contract expired on 31 May. The 26-year-old arrived on 1 February on loan, but unfortunately his deal was cut short because he suffered a quadriceps injury and D.C. United decided to terminate his loan spell. Arriola is expected to be sidelined for six weeks, but should be ready to join the club in the 2021 MLS regular season by May.
Paul Arriola has gone down! It seems like he won't be able to continue due to a muscle injury.
This is Sam Vines' first international career goal with the United States. What a way to start the game with an early lead.
GOAL! GOL! The USMNT found the back of the net! Sam Vines puts the home team ahead at the Children's Mercy Park with a header.
The USMNT has the possession of the ball so far, but Haiti has been very dangerous on the counter attack.
What a nice give-and-go by Haiti! Etienne received the ball inside the box and he tried to curl it to the near post, but the ball went wide.
Haiti counter attacks and Alceus shoots from the distance, but the USMNT defenders were able to clear the danger away.
And away we go! The second game of Group B has started between the USMNT and Haiti at Children's Mercy Park!
Canada wins the opening match for Group B. Now the USMNT will need to get the points and the victory in their debut in the Gold Cup campaign.
Meanwhile in Major League Soccer news, Carlos Tevez might not sign for Atlanta United, but he was seen on Sunday hanging out with former teammate Ramón Dávila who is on loan at Minnesota United.
Roldan from the Seattle Sounders will be wearing the No 10 jersey for the USMNT during this tournament.
Unfortunately, Christian Pulisic was not included in the final roster for the USMNT that will be playing in the 2021 Gold Cup campaign. The 'Captain America' will be joining Chelsea during the pre-season ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign,
Another USMNT striker playing abroad. After weeks of negotiations, the Portuguese side has reached an agreement for the loan of Sebastian Soto that according to reports the deal includes a 1 million euro buy option. The USMNT striker has yet to make his debut with Norwich since arriving in the summer of 2020, but the bosses are ready to let him go for the right fee.
This is the 23-player roster of the USMNT that will be participating in the Gold Cup tournament. The core of this roster come from Major League Soccer.
After weeks of negotiations, FC Barcelona and Olympique de Marseille have reached an agreement for the transfer of the United States striker, Konrad de la Fuente. The Ligue 1 side had to pay three million euros for the 19-year-old and Barça will retain 50% of any future sale of the player. The American striker was not able to play in the Gold Cup, because he was finishing his move to his new team.
A few words from USMNT midfielder Paul Arriola prior the team's debut in the Gold Cup campaign against Haiti for Group B.
One of the best strikers in Major League Soccer is ready to make history with the USMNT in this Gold Cup campaign.
While the USMNT and Haiti wait their turn to debut in the 2021 Gold Cup, the other teams in Group B are seeing action this Sunday. After 56 minutes Canada is demolishing Martinique 3-1.
The USMNT wants more and to retain the 'crown' in CONCACAF. They beat Mexico in the Nations League final last month to win the tournaments inaugural edition and now they are looking to win their second trophy in a row. Soccer is not the most popular sport in the United States, but the year 2021 will be remembered for the accomplishments obtained by the USMT and its players. The sport has been growing year-on-year at an exponential rate and that is reflected in the popularity of Major League Soccer and the USMNT players that are in the best clubs in Europe.
In the other elimination match, Haiti cruised by Bermuda with a 4-0 win to book their ticket to the group stage of the 2021 Gold Cup. Now Les Grenadiers will fly to Missouri to face the United States men’s national team on 11 July at the Children's Mercy Park on matchday 1 of Group B.
Besides the USMNT, Mexico is the other contender to win the 2021 Gold Cup campaign and they suffered a bad news after their frustrating scoreless draw against Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday night. Their star playmaker, Hirving Lozano, has been ruled out of the remainder of the campaign due to a serious head injury suffered in the 10th minute of the game against the Soca Warriors.
The United States men’s national team take on Haiti in the opening round of 2021 Gold Cup Group B games on Sunday, as the Stars and Stripes begin their bid to be crowned CONCACAF champions for the seventh time. The CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B match between the USMNT and Haiti will kick off at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, on Sunday 11 July 2021 at 7:30pm local time (CDT).
Hello and welcome to the United States vs Haití, first game for both teams at Concacaf Gold Cup, that will be played Sunday July 11th at Sporting Park, Kansas City.