Vines lifts US over Haiti 1-0 in CONCACAF Gold Cup opener

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Posted at 10:34 PM, Jul 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-11 23:35:06-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sam Vines scored his first international goal on a header in the eighth minute, and a U.S. team mostly of backup players opened the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 victory over Haiti.

Shaq Moore's cross bounced off two Haitans to Gyasi Zardes, who popped up the ball for Vines to head past goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre from 6 yards.

Moore was making his sixth international appearance and Vines his fourth. Walker Zimmerman hit the crossbar just before Vines' goal and Nicholas Gioacchini struck a post in the 66th.