USA vs Canada summary: score, goals, highlights, Gold Cup 2021
Gold Cup 2021: USA-Canada
The whistle sounds in Kansas and Shaq Moore's goal after 26 seconds is enough for the USNMT to top Group B
Late corner for Canada with Osorio to take.... Poor hit from the Canadian as the US break and the men n white recover the ball with Lucas Cavallini getting a shot off but the ball is straight at Turner.
We're into added time, 5 minutes will be added but it looks like the US will top the group with Canada having to settle for second place
The AT&T stadium in Arlington Texas is set to host the quarter-final involving both these sides on 25 July. Costa Rica or Jamaica await in the next stage.
Five minutes remain in Kansas as Canada continue to probe but struggling to break down a very well organized US rear-guard.
The US currently playing with ten men as Dike continues to get treatment.
Daryl Dike is now being treated by the US medical team as he seems to have fallen badly and damaged his collar bone
The US are sitting deep and inviting pressure from Canada who despite their neat build-up play have still yet to go close to scoring as Buchanan goes close and sees his shot drift wide of Turner's post.
18,467 is the attendance for this evening's game in Kansas City.
Subs for the US: Yueill and Hoppe on for Busio and Zardes.
We're back underway in Kansas City as Canada make two changes: Hoilett and Piette are off with Kaye and Pasher the changes.
Water break time at the Children's Mercy Park as 20' remain on the clock.
Lucas Cavallini has looked bright since coming on and the former Naconal man is clipped close to the box and Canada earn a free-kick. The ball drifts in and eventually the US side clear the danger.
US still ahead in possession but Canada look like the side with more drive and initiative currently as they search for the equalizer that would see them advance as group leaders should the game end tied
Piette does well for Canada beating two men in red and clue but lacks composure with the resulting shot and drives the ball high and wide.
Buchannan fouls Vines and the US win a dangerous freekick close to the by-line. Sebastian Lletget takes and swings the ball in but Canada stopper Crepeau does well to snatch the ball.
Another change for the US as goalscorer Moore leaves the action with Boavista's Reggie Cannon his replacement
Cyle Larin is the next player to have developed a problem as the Besiktas man limps from the pitch and looks to be in trouble. Lucas Cavallini set to replace the striker.
Lareya breaks for Canada and trips over himself in the US box
Canada corner but the Canucks fail to avail of the dead ball situation. Decent start from the men in white. A draw for Canada would be good enough to see them pass to the next stage as group leaders.
Error from Pines as he gives the ball away on the edge of the box but Canada fail to take advantage of the gift. Larin failed to really test the US keeper with the effort though.
Both sides take their position and we're about to get started... Canada to start the second half.
Plenty of Sporting KC shirts on display tonight at the Children's Mercy Park as we await the teams to take to the pitch for the second half. In Frisco in the other Group B game, Haiti lead Martinique 0-1.
It's been a stop-start affair with the first 20-25 minutes of action somewhat interrupted with injured players. Shaq Moore's early goal is enough to see the USMNT take the lead and as things stand, top Group B with nine points.
Vines and Sebastian Lletget have been the standout players for the US this evening as the Mexican match official calls time on the half. The quickest goal in the history of the Gold Cup is the difference between both sides with Tenerife's Moore on target.
Canada are full of endeavor and industry but it's their final ball that lets the Canucks down as we will have three minutes of added time.
Into the final five minutes of the half and Canada have shaken off their lethargy as the try to look to both flanks to mount attacks on the US goal. Still no way through for the men in white and Matt Turner still enjoying a placid evening.
LA Galaxy's Sebastian Lletget has been excellent so far this evening with the central player instrumental in all the creative play for the US.
We hit the 30 minute mark and Matt Turner in the US goal has been a virtual spectator with the Canadian side failing to test the NE Revs stopper.
The US lead in terms of possession and on the scoreboard through Shaq Moore's 26th second opener.
Toronto FC player Osorio finally comes on for the injured Akinola.
Akinola is still on the pitch as Canada are struggling to secure a foothold in the game. Berhalter's men in very much in charge.
Play held up again as Akinola pulls up and the game is halted. The Toronto FC striker will be switched by the Canadian coach as we pause for a hydration break.
Very much a stop-start feel to the early stages of the match tonight with little flow to the action.
Another delay as Akinola is on the ground and seems to be in trouble.The Canada No. 20 was clipped by Pines and once again the Canadian physio team is called into action.
Pines set to take Zimmerman's place. The No 4 plays for DC United.
The US very mush the side in the ascendancy in the opening 15 minutes and Greg Berhalter's side buoyed by the early goal. Not looking good for Zimmerman with the Nashville SC player set to be switched.
No spot kick for Canada and we're back underway again.
Zimmerman too is being treated and seems to have a problem with his shin.
The Toronto FC man is in trouble and needs medical attention as the Mexican referee talks to the VAR booth.
As things stand... Group B live table
Canada tonight in their all white away kit with the US in their new-ish red and blue striped effort with blue shorts.
A significant setback for Les Rouges who saw how the US split the Canadian defense open with three passes needed for Shaq Moore to drive home from close range.
Goooooool. The US take the lead in 26 seconds and it's Moore who taps home from close range to open the scoring
Off we go in Kansas Cty...
Tonight's match official is Mexican Andonai Escobedo
The teams are on the Children's Mercy Park with kick-off imminent
Both the USA and Mexico started as pre-tournament favorites but Canada, Costa Rica and Honduras will all fancy their chances to deliver a surprise.
The game will be underway in 5 minutes of so despite the published time of a 5pm (ET) start time
It's a hot evening in Kansas City with a current temperature of 29 C / 81F.
Big crowd in the Children's Mercy Park for tonight's Group B climax as both the US and Canada will want to finish on top of Group B
The other Group B game taking place tonight sees Martinique face Haiti with both sides pointless after two games played. That match is taking place at the Toyata Stadium in Frisco and we'll bring you the half and full time score.
- 16 Maxime Crépeau
- 5 Steven Vitória
- 4 Kamal Miller
- 2 Alistair Johnston
- 6 Samuel Piette
- 8 Liam Fraser
- 22 Richie Laryea
- 12 Tajon Buchanan
- 20 Ayo Akinola
- 17 Cyle Larin
- 10 Hoilett
- 1 Matt Turner
- 12 Miles Robinson
- 20 Shaquell Moore
- 3 Samuel Vines
- 5 Walker Zimmerman
- 17 Lletget
- 16 James Sands
- 23 Kellyn Acosta
- 9 Gyasi Zardes
- 6 Gianluca Busio
- 11 Daryl Dike
Pre-match analysis: Greg Berhalter (US coach)
First of all, I'm really happy that Canada’s in the final qualifying group,” said Berhalter in Saturday’s matchday -1 press conference. “They've done a great job of getting to this point, and I'm not happy because I want to face them, I'm happy for the group, for the players. It's a lot of players that we're familiar with, we’ve got a lot of respect for those guys. It's been nice seeing them grow over the last five years, and they've arrived to this point and I think it's a good team.”
Pre-match analysis: John Herdman (Canada coach)
“It is a big match against USA and the boys will be all in. The first part of our mission was qualification to the Quarterfinals which we achieved, so now the next part of the mission will be to win the group and we will be focused on that heading into an exciting match against USA".
Costa Rica or Jamiaca awaits Canada and the US in the quarter final stage of the Gold Cup with both sides probably anxious to avoid the stronger fancied Ticos from Central America.
Here's how the Group B table looks ahead of the final games tonight
Both Canada and the United States have an 100% record with two wins from two in their Gold Cup opening games with The Canucks topping Group B by virtue of goals scored.
Canada bagged four goals in their wins over Martinique and Haiti respectively and a theoretically easier quarter-final tie will be the prize for the side that tops the group.
Gregg Berhalter's men go into the game as the fancied side with the US unbeaten against their neighbors from the North in their past four Gold Cup encounters. Historically the US are the stringer side having won 15 clashes between both nations and only losing 11. Nine meetings between the USNMT and Canada have ended all square.
As has been the case with all Group B games, tonight's action takes place at Children's Mercy Park, home to MLS side Sporting KC and starts at 5pm ET/2300 CEST.
Hello and a very warm welcome to tonight's coverage of the final Group B game as the United States face Canada with top spot in the group on the line.