MIAMI - Canada booked a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals and finished top of Group A after a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica on Friday. Patrice Bernier and Marcel De Jong scored goals for the Canadians who finished with seven points after two wins and a draw. A draw was also good enough for Costa Rica to advance to the knock-out rounds after they finished second behind Canada on four points. Midfielder Walter Centeno helped earn the Central American nation the draw with a game-tying goal in the 34th minute, the final score of the match. Andy Herron took an assist from Esteban Sirias to give the Costa Ricans a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute before Bernier combined with Josh Simpson to answer two minutes later. In other Group A action, striker Omar Cummings scored in the 69th minute to deliver Jamaica its first win of the tournament, a 1-0 victory over El Salvador. The two teams are tied for third place in the group on three points, and must rely on favourable results in other group matches to advance.
11 July 2009
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