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Moore darkens Dempsey to score fastest goal in USMNT history

The American defender fired only 20 seconds in the clash with Canada in the Gold Cup

The U.S. national team’s fullback Shaq Moore’s early tap-in on Sunday set the record for the fastest goal in team history and surpassed Clint Dempsey.

Moore scored just 20 seconds in the USMNT’s final round in the Gold Cup group stage against Canada and jumped on the back post to move a low cross from Sebastian Lletget.

And it took him the fastest place since the American football’s database, which dates back to 1989, when he defeated Dempsey.

Dempsey’s finish

The previous record holder for the fastest strike was the former USMNT forward’s most famous international goal – a finish of the 2014 World Cup against Ghana after just 34 seconds.

That was one of Dempsey’s 57 USMNT goals, which tied him with Landon Donovan.

Moore stays shining

Moore was one of USMNT’s leading players during the group stage, and shone throughout the start of the Gold Cup.

He put on a Man of the Match performance in the opening match against Haiti before starting again in the 6-1 win over Martinique.

Moore (24) plays his club football in the Spanish second division for Tenerife.

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