Game Notes: Canada v Honduras
Alphonso Davies (white jersey) will look to extend his CONCACAF Gold Cup scoring streak to three games, when Canada faces Honduras on July 14, 2017. (Photo: AFP Services)
43Games Played46
48Goals For67
56Goals Against59

Match Officials

Referee:Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Francisco Zumba (El Salvador)
Assistant Referee 2: William Torres (El Salvador)
4th Official: DaneonParchment (Jamaica)


Canada: none
Honduras: Ever Alvarado

Single Caution

Canada: Scott Arfield, Steven Vitoria
Honduras: RomellQuioto

Toyota Stadium –Frisco, Texas, USA
July 14, 2017 –10:00 p.m. ET (9:00 p.m. local)


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup (GC): Canada 1, Costa Rica 1 … 16-year-old Alphonso Davies became the first player to score a third goal in the tournament when he gave Canada the lead in the 26th minute … Milan Borjanmade 10 saves in a man-of-the-match performance to help Canada reach 4 points for first time since 2011 tournament

• 2017 Gold Cup results: 4-2 win v French Guiana (DejanJakovic28’; Scott Arfield45’+2; Alphonso Davies 60’, 85’); 1-1 draw v Costa Rica (Alphonso Davies 26’)

• Head Coach: Octavio Zambrano (since March 2017) … the Ecuadorian is in his first national-team managerial job after a long club career … spent six seasons as a head coach in Major League Soccer with LA Galaxy (1997-99) and MetroStars(2000-02)

• Gold Cup Appearances: 13 (1991, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) … Gold Cup Record: GP-43; W-16; D-12; L-15; GF-48; GA-56 … Qualification method: automatic North American entrant

• Best Finish: Champion-1 (2000) … defeated Colombia, 2-0, in 2000 final (Jason De Vos45’; Carlo Corazzin68’ pen) … only team besides Mexico (7) and the United States (5) to win title … Top GC Scorers: Dwayne De Rosario, Ali Gerba(6 goals each)

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification: eliminated in fourth round (2W-1D-3L), finishing one point behind second-place Honduras in Group A … overall qualifying record: GP-10; W-5, D-2, L-3; GF-15, GA-9 … CyleLarinand TosaintRicketts were team’s joint-top scorers in 2018 WCQ play (4 goals) … has not progressed to final round of CONCACAF qualifying since the 1998 World Cup cycle … only World Cup appearance came at Mexico ’86

• Performance against French Guiana marked the first time Canada had scored multiple goals in a GC match since a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica to close group play in 2009 (Patrice Bernier 25’; Marcel de Jong 28’) ... has not allowed more than two goals in a GC game since a 4-1 loss to Brazil in 1996, a stretch of 35 matches

• Alphonso Davies: with brace v French Guiana, became youngest player to score in GC history (third youngest player in appear in aGC game) … scored two goals for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League: game-winner (90’+3) in 2-1 away win v Sporting Kansas City on September 13, 2016 … first goal (5’) in 2-0 home win v New York Red Bulls in quarterfinal, second leg

• Conceded a goal per match or fewer in each of the previous four GC appearances (10 goals in 13 matches)

• GC record against Central American opposition: GP-16; W-5; D-8; L-2; GF-19; GA-15 … drawn five consecutive games against Central American foes

• GC record in closing group matches: GP-11; W-3; D5; L-3; GF-11; GA-14 … drawn last four matches to close group play, the last two scoreless

• Before setting new team record with four GC goals v French Guiana, have scored three goals in a GC match three times, including twice against Central American opponents (3-1 win v Honduras on Jan. 10, 1996; 3-0 win v Guatemala on June 16, 2007)

• Four players on roster have scored in GC (including 2017): Alphonso Davies (3 goals); Scott Arfield, Patrice Bernier, Marcel de Jong, DejanJakovic(1)

• Hasn’t won two-consecutive matches in same GC since 2009


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup (GC): Honduras 0, French Guiana 0 … In first-ever GC meeting, game ended in a scoreless draw … Early Friday morning, however, the CONCACAF Gold Cup Disciplinary Committee awarded Honduras a 3-0 victory due to French Guiana fielding an ineligible player (FlorentMalouda)

• 2017 Gold Cup results: 0-1 loss v Costa Rica; 3-0 win v French Guiana (forfeit, original result: 0-0 draw)

• Head Coach: Jorge Luis Pinto (Colombia) … since 2014 … in second stint in charge of Costa Rica, led the Ticosto 2014 World Cup quarterfinals, team’s best-ever finish

• Gold Cup Appearances: 13 (1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) … Gold Cup record: GP-46; W-18; D-8; L-20; GF-67; GA-59 … Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (1991) … Top GC Scorer: Carlos Pavon(9 goals) … Qualification method: Champion, 2017 Copa Centroamericana(Record: GP-5; W-4, D-1; L-0; GF-7; GA-3)

• 2017 Copa Centroamericanaresults: 2-1 win v Nicaragua, 2-1 win v El Salvador, 1-0 win v Panama, 1-1 draw v Costa Rica, 1-0 win v Belize

• 2017 Copa Centroamericanascorers: Eddie Hernandez (3 goals); Erick Andino, Roman Castillo (2) … Hernandez won tournament’s Golden Boot and midfielder Jorge Claros won Golden Ball … fourth Copa Centroamericanatitle (trails only Costa Rica, 8 titles)

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (WCQ): currently in fifth place in fifth round of CONCACAF qualifying … Fifth-round record: GP-6; W-1; D-2; L-3; GF-6; GA-14 … Overall qualifying record: GP-12; W-3, D-4; L-5; GF-12; GA-20

• CONCACAF WCQ fifth round results: 0-1 loss v Panama (H), 3-1 win v Trinidad and Tobago (H), 6-0 loss v United States (A), 1-1 draw v Costa Rica (H), 3-0 loss v Mexico (A), 2-2 draw v Panama (H) …Remaining matches: Trinidad & Tobago (A), United States (H), Costa Rica (A), Mexico (H)

• Seven goals in 2018 WCQ cycle have been scored by Houston Dynamo trio of RomellQuioto(4), AlberthElis (2) and Oscar BoniekGarcia (1) … Five players on Honduras roster have scored in a previous GC: MaynorFigueroa -1 v Trinidad & Tobago (2005); Alfredo Mejia -1 v Grenada (2011); Jorge Claros -1 v El Salvador (2013); RonyMartinez -1 v Haiti (2013); Carlos Discua-1 v USA (2015)

• Excluding 3-0 forfeit win v French Guiana, has scored one goal or fewer in last eight GC matches dating back to 2013

• Advanced beyond group stage in five straight GC editions, before failing to do so in 2015, ending run of three straight tripstothe semifinals … last failed to reach knockout phase in consecutive tournaments when exiting after the first round in 1993, 1996 and 1998

• One of only two nations in GC history that has a positive all-time goal differential (plus-8), but a losing tournament record (Costa Rica is the other)

• GC record against North American opposition: GP-15; W-3; D-3; L-9; GF-12; GA-23 … lost four straight GC games against North American teams since defeating Canada 1-0 in 2009 quarterfinals … never lost to a North American opponent by more than two goals or conceded more than three against one

• GC record in final match of group play: W-4; D-2; L-6 … lost three straight group finales … Nine of 13 goals scored in group-stage finales came in just two matches: 5-0 win v Cuba (June 13, 2007); 4-0 win v Greneda(July 11, 2009)

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