Canada started the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup in sparkling fashion, as they posted their biggest-ever win in the tournament, a 4-0 win over Martinique in group stage play. Los Angeles Football Club midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye started the game for the winning side.
Kaye got the start on the day at left back, playing at left back in a hybrid role, as he slid into central midfield at times.
Jonathan David gave Canada the lead towards the end of the first half, as he stripped the ball deep in Martinique’s half and dribbled up to goal, waiting for the perfect moment to slot the ball in the net.
After David scored another and Junior Hoilett scored in the second half, Kaye set up the game’s fourth goal, feeding Scott Arfield who buried a low shot for Les Rouges.
Kaye came out of the game in the 75th minute for Russell Teibert, with Canada firmly in control and head coach John Herdman looking to keep players fresh.
Canada’s next game is a doozy, as they’ll face Mexico on Wednesday. It seems likely that Kaye will get the start again, although the test will be far harder.
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