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🌎 USA struggle past Haiti; Canada account for Martinique in Gold Cup

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Seamus Leonard

USA opened their Concacaf Gold Cup with a hard-fought win over Haiti in Kansas City on Sunday.

Scorer: Vines 8′

USA 1
Haiti 0
Full time

It took just seven minutes for the hosts to open the scoring when Sam Vines latched onto a flick by Gyasi Zardes to head home his first international goal.

The Stars and Stripes created a number of chances, but were kept at bay by a fine string of saves from Haiti goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre.

Stéphane Lambèse had a chance to equalise at the death for Haiti, but the Americans got enough bodies between ball and goal to snuff out the danger.

It was a sloppy display at times by Gregg Berhalter’s men, who will be looking for significant improvement a

Earlier in Group B, Canada opened their campaign with a 4-1 win over Martinique.

Emmanuel Riviere gave Les Matinino a shock 10th-minute lead before goals from Cyle Larin, Jonathan Osorio, Stephen Eustáquio, and Theo Corbeanu saw the Canadians run out easy winners.

Today’s results leaves the Canucks on top of the group due to a superior goal difference over their southern neighbours.