Gold Cup Player Spotlight: Sloan Privat (French Guiana)
The play of Sloan Privat (yellow jersey #18) could be key to French Guiana’s possible success in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. (Photo: Jody Amiet)

With the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup set to kick off in five days, will profile one player from each of the 12 teams every day until the opener on July 7 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

Gold Cup Player Profile: Sloan Privat (French Guiana)

For French Guiana, Sloan Privat seems to have a knack for coming up big on important footballing occasions.

In the first leg of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying playoff against visiting Honduras, he scored two goals in a 3-1 win.

Then, Privat struck for three goals as French Guiana earned its first-ever CONCACAF Gold Cup berth by rallying to post a 5-2 win over host Haiti in a 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup third-round encounter on November 9, 2016.

Finally, the forward netted the only goal in French Guiana’s 1-0 win over host Martinique in the 2016/17 Caribbean Cup third place match on June 25, 2017.

Although only 27-years-old, Privat has enjoyed a long career in France, playing for Ligue 1 sides Sochaux, Caen and, currently, Guingamp.