Canada opens with CONCACAF Gold Cup win

Canada and El Salvador have each opened the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup with three points after the opening night of the tournament. Canada won its opening match 1:0 over Jamaica while El Salvador won 2:1 over Costa Rica at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, CA.



For Canada, it was the team’s third-straight win under head coach Stephen Hart. Coach Hart improved his all-time record to eight wins, one draw and four losses. It was also Canada’s third-straight match without conceding a goal.

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Canada and El Salvador have each opened the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup with three points after the opening night of the tournament. Canada won its opening match 1:0 over Jamaica while El Salvador won 2:1 over Costa Rica at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, CA.



For Canada, it was the team’s third-straight win under head coach Stephen Hart. Coach Hart improved his all-time record to eight wins, one draw and four losses. It was also Canada’s third-straight match without conceding a goal.



Canada’s goal scorer Ali Gerba won CONCACAF/Miller Lite Man of the Match honours. With his fifth goal in CONCACAF Gold Cup competition (eight games), he tied the national record held by one-time CONCACAF Gold Cup Golden Shoe winner Carlo Corazzin. Gerba now has 14 career goals in 25 international matches for Canada.



All four Group A teams will travel on Saturday 4 July from Los Angeles to Columbus, OH. On Tuesday 7 July, Canada will face El Salvador and Jamaica will face Costa Rica.

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