Canada beats Martinique 4-0 in first game of the 2019 Gold Cup

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Team Canada won their first game of the 2019 Gold Cup on Saturday. While playing at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the Canadians beat Martinique 4-0 in the North America, Central America and the Caribbean Soccer Championship, which takes place once every two years.

In Canada’s win over Martinique, Jonathan David of Ottawa, Ontario led Canada in scoring with two goals. His game winning goal came in the 33rd minute and then he scored in the 53rd minute to put Canada up 2-0. Junior Hoilett of Brampton. Ontario then put Canada up 3-0 in the 63rd minute and then Scott Arfield of Toronto, Ontario put Canada up 4-0 with a goal in the 67th minute.

It was an outstanding game for Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan of Hamilton, Ontario. Borjan made 12 saves, including seven off of shots from Kevin Parsemain. Many of the saves Borjan made were high quality.

Team Canada is in a first place tie in Group A with Mexico. Also on Saturday, Mexico beat Cuba 7-0 from the Rose Bowl on a hat trick by Uriel Antuna and two goals from Raul Jimenez. Team Canada’s next game will be against Mexico on Wednesday night from Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Team Canada will then close out Group A action against Cuba in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday.


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