Game Notes: Jamaica v Canada
Jamaica’s Je-Vaughn Watson (left) and Samuel Piette of Canada battle for possession during a CONCACAF Gold Cup game on July 11, 2015, in Houston, Texas, USA. (Photo: Mexsport)
Jamaica Canada
38Games Played44
43Goal For48
56Goal Against56


Match Officials

Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Mora (Costa Rica)
Assistant Referee 2: Keytzel Corrales (Nicaragua)
4th Official: Yadel Martinez (Cuba)


Jamaica: none
Canada: none

Single Caution

Jamaica: Michael Binns, Andre Blake, Kevon Lambert, Kemar Lawrence, Romario Williams
Canada: Scott Arfield, Jonathan Osorio, Steven Vitoria



• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup (GC): Jamaica 1, El Salvador 1 … Darren Mattocks converted from the penalty spot in a draw that ultimately gave the Reggae Boyz a second-place finish in Group C

• 2017 Gold Cup results: 2-0 win v Curacao (Romario Williams 58’; Darren Mattocks 73’); 0-0 draw v Mexico; 1-1 draw v El Salvador (Darren Mattocks 64’ pen)

• Gold Cup Appearances: 10 (1991, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017)

• Gold Cup Record: GP-38; W-14; D-7; L-17; GF-43; GA-56 … won nine of last 14 GC matches, after securing only five victories in first 24

• Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (2015) … fell 1-3 to Mexico in the final (Darren Mattocks 78’) … marked best Caribbean GC finish, besting previous semifinal appearances by Jamaica (1993, 1998), Guadeloupe (2007) and Trinidad & Tobago (2000)

• Top GC Scorers: Darren Mattocks (4 goals); Demar Phillips, Andrew Williams (3)

• Qualification method: Runner-up, 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup (Overall Record: GP-4; W-2; D-1; L-1; GF-7; GA-5)

• 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup results: (3rd Round) 4-2 win aet v Guyana; 1-0 win v Suriname; (Semifinals) 1-1 draw, 4:2 pens v French Guiana; (Final) 1-2 loss v Curacao (Rosario Harriott 82’)

• 2016/2017 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup scorers: Cory Burke (2 goals), Shaun Francis, Je-Vaughn Watson, Rosario Harriott, Dicoy Williams, Jermaine Johnson (1)

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification: Eliminated in fourth round of CONCACAF qualifying (GP-6; W-1; D-1; L-4; GF-2; GA-10) … Overall 2018 qualifying record: GP-8; W-2; D-1; L-5; GF-6; GA-13 … World Cup Qualifying scorers: Darren Mattocks (2 goals), Je-Vaugh Watson, Clayton Donaldson, Adrian Mariappa, Simon Dawkins (1 goal) … World Cup appearances: 1 (1998)

• Held opponents scoreless in nine of last 14 GC matches (8W-1D-0L in those shutouts), after recording only three shutouts in first 24 GC outings

• GC Quarterfinal Record: GP-4; W-1; D-0; L-3; GF-2; GA-10 … defeated Haiti 1-0 (Giles Barnes 6’) in first-ever GC quarterfinal between Caribbean opponents on July 18, 2015 … looking to win a knockout-round GC match for a second consecutive tournament after losing first five knockout-round games (two semifinals and three quarterfinals)

• GC record against North American opponents: GP-14; W-2; D-1; L-11; GF-9; GA-31 … Lost just once in last four matches v North American foes (1W, 2D) … Includes all six knockout round defeats as well as 2-1 semifinal victory v United States (Darren Mattocks 30’; Giles Barnes 35’) on July 22, 2015

• Andre Blake: 2016 Major League Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year with the Philadelphia Union … posted seven shutouts thus far in 2017 MLS campaign

• Kemar Lawrence: started 58 of 59 regular-season MLS games since joining New York Red Bulls in 2015 … played in five games during 2016/17 CONCACAF Champions League

• Darren Mattocks: made Jamaica debut in 2-0 win v El Salvador on August 15, 2012 … only player on Jamaica’s 2017 roster to have scored in a previous GC edition

• Head Coach: Theodore Whitmore (since September 2016) … in 4th spell as Jamaica manager, the longest running from 2009-13 … most recently assumed the role following the departure of Winfried Schaefer, who guided Jamaica to the 2015 Gold Cup final


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup (GC): Canada 0, Honduras 0 … Recorded clean sheet to secure second-place finish in Group A and advance to the knockout phase for first time since 2009

• 2017 Gold Cup results: 4-2 win v French Guiana (Dejan Jakovic 28’; Scott Arfield 45’+2; Alphonso Davies 60’, 85’); 1-1 draw v Costa Rica (Alphonso Davies 26’); 0-0 draw v Honduras

• Gold Cup Appearances: 13 (1991, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)

• Gold Cup Record: GP-44; W-16; D-13; L-15; GF-48; GA-56 • Best Finish: Champion-1 (2000) … defeated Colombia, 2-0, in 2000 final (Jason De Vos45’; Carlo Corazzin 68’ 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)

• Qualification method: automatic North American entrant

• 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 … Cyle Larin and Tosaint Ricketts were team’s joint-top scorers in 2018 WCQ play (4 goals) … World Cup appearances: 1 (1986)

• GC Quarterfinal Record: GP-4; W-2; D-1; L-1; GF-6; GA-3 … Results: (2000) 2-1 win aet v Mexico; (2002) 1-1 draw, 6:5 pens v Martinique; (2007) 3-0 win v Guatemala; (2009) 0-1 loss v Honduras

• 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 36 matches

• 16-year-old Alphonso Davies: 2017 GC joint-top scorer with Martinique’s Kevin Parsemain (3 goals) … with brace v French Guiana, became youngest player to score in GC history (third youngest player in appear in a GC 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

• Made one roster change ahead of knockout phase, adding forward Cyle Larin and removing winger Raheem Edwards … Larin: 76 games/39 goals with Orlando City SC

• GC record against Caribbean opponents: GP-14; W-8; D-2; L-4; GF-20; GA-14 … Two all-time GC meetings against Caribbean teams in knockout competition … Semifinal (February 24, 2000): 1-0 win v Trinidad and Tobago (Mark Watson 68’) … Quarterfinal (January 26, 2002): 1-1 draw, 6:5 pens v Martinique (Kevin McKenna 73’)

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

• Head Coach: Octavio Zambrano (since March 2017) … the Ecua

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