• FT

    Canada

    1

    Jamaica

    0

  • FT

    Costa Rica

    1

    El Salvador

    2

CONCACAF GOLD CUP

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Canada

  • Ali Gerba 74'

1 - 0

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Canada 1-0 Jamaica: Gerba volleys winner

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Ali Gerba scored in the 75th minute to give Canada a 1-0 victory over Jamaica in the opening game of the Gold Cup on Friday night.

Gerba volleyed Mike Klukowski's left-wing cross inside the left post from 7 yards while being marked tightly by Jamaican defender Claude Davis.

Goalkeeper Greg Sutton kept Jamaica scoreless with two saves in a 10-minute span. In the 54th minute, Sutton dived to his right to stop Damion Stewart's 13-yard line drive.

Then in the 64th minute, Sutton blocked Ricardo Fuller's 14-yard shot off a breakaway. Sutton, released recently by Toronto FC of MLS, finished with four saves.

Canada took the lead in Group A thanks to Gerba's fifth Gold Cup goal.

On the winning score, Klukowski dribbled down the left side before sending a perfect pass to Gerba, whose brilliant volley skimmed past keeper Donovan Ricketts.

Jamaica received five yellow cards in the match.

Scoring Summary

  • Canada
  • Jamaica
Ali Gerba (74')
 

Match Stats

  • Canada
  • Jamaica
5(3) Shots (on goal) 5(3)
10 Fouls 17
3 Corner kicks 8
4 Offsides 1
0% Time of Possession 0%
1 Yellow Cards 5
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 2

Teams

  • Canada
  • Jamaica
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Yellow Cards