The United States men's national team won Group B at the Concacaf Gold Cup on Sunday by edging Canada 1-0 on a record-breaking goal by defender Shaq Moore for the team's 11th straight win. The Tenerife man scored the fastest recorded goal in USMNT history, grabbing the winner just 20 seconds in. It started with a lovely ball from Kellyn Acosta, who got it out to the left to Sebastian Lletget, with the Los Angeles Galaxy defender needing just one touch to feed it across the face of the goal where Moore was waiting for the simple tap in.
Here is the moment:
And that was all the U.S. needed. It was a match where the team struggled to create in what was their toughest battle of the group stage, but you can't ignore the team being 3-0-0 entering the knockout stages.
While Canada will lament finishing second in the group, they had their chances to grab something from this one. A draw would have been enough to top the group, instead they finish second but still have realistic chances to make a deep run.
For the final half hour, Canada were the more threatening team and came close to equalizing in the second half. U.S. goalkeeper Matt Turner made a couple really good saves in the second half, including one from a tight angle inside the six, to record the clean sheet.
Canada finished with 14 total shots, while the U.S. had just six, but in the end the U.S. sweep their group and have serious momentum moving forward.
As things stand at the moment, the U.S. would face Jamaica in the quarterfinals.