Canada v Martinique, 07 July 2013

Score1-0 to Martinique
RefereeMarcos Brea
CompetitionCONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
VenueRose Bowl, Los Angeles
Attendance18,282
Match Report Canada were punished for a poor performance against Martinique, as the former French province sealed a win in the opening match of the tournament. Canada were unable to take advantage of a bright start and allowed Martinique to begin to dominate proceedings. The breakthrough did not come until the 93rd minute. A Martinique corner was eventually cleared by the Canadians, only for Fabrice Olivier Reuperné to smash in from outside the area. Canada suffered from inexperience in this one as well as the athleticism of the Martinicans. Canada now a positive results against Panama or Mexico to progress. Preview In the opener, Canada will take on Martinique who are making their debut appearance in the competition. Frederique Piquionne, formerly of Portsmouth and West Ham, is perhaps the best known player in the Martinique squad. Kévin Parsemain will also provide a threat. The forward has notched 13 goals in 16 Caribbean Cup games. Canadian boss Colin Miller has a largely youthful squad for this tournament.Up to eight players are set to make their debuts. The likes of the more experienced Will Johnson and Julian de Guzman will look to provide guidance for the youngsters. Simeon Jackson, recently released by Premier League Norwich City, will be one of the main goal threats for the Canadians.

0  Canada

Manager: Colin Miller

1  Martinique

Manager: Patrick Cavelan

Goals:

Goals:

Fabrice Reuperne 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Milan Borjan
Defender David Edgar
Defender Doneil Henry
Defender Nik Ledgerwood
Midfielder Julián de Guzmán
Midfielder Marcel de Jong
Midfielder Samuel Piette
Midfielder Tosaint Ricketts
Midfielder Russell Teibert
Forward Marcus Haber
Forward Will Johnson

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kevin Olimpa
Defender Gregory Arnolin
Defender Nicolas Zaire
Midfielder Daniel Hérelle
Midfielder/Forward Kevin Parsemain
Forward Yoann Arquin
Forward Steve Gustan
Forward Olivier Thomert

Substitutions:

Simeon Jackson for Will Johnson 53
Jonathan Osorio for Marcus Haber 86

Substitutions:

Gael Germany for Olivier Thomert 76
Fabrice Reuperne for Daniel Hérelle 79
Mathias Coureur for Yoann Arquin 80

Cards:

Will Johnson 35 Y
Russell Teibert 85 Y

Cards:

Nicolas Zaire 38 Y
Gregory Arnolin 72 Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Jonathan Osorio
Forward Simeon Jackson

On the bench:

Defender Fabrice Reuperne
Midfielder Gael Germany
Forward Mathias Coureur