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Ontario players have standout performances for Canada

By Staff, 09/02/17, 11:15PM EDT


Men's National Team defeats Jamaica 2-0

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David "Junior" Hoilett of Brampton, Ont. was awarded Man of the Match

Canada Soccer's National Teams are perfect five for five at home in 2017 as the Men's National Team won 2:0 over Jamaica to close out a Summer of Soccer Series.

Anthony Jackson-Hamel and Toronto's Jonathan Osorio were the goalscorers as Canada thrilled a terrific crowd of 21,724 at BMO Field in Toronto. David "Junior" Hoilett of Brampton was named Man of the Match.

"This was probably the best game I’ve seen Junior play," said Men’s National Team Head Coach Octavio Zambrano. "When they asked me about Man of the Match he was hands down the player chosen. He is an elite-type of player, he’s at the elite level. When he gets the ball the first thing in his mind is there is a goal, and I want to get there and that bodes well for us because that’s the kind of football we want to play"

It marked the second-highest crowd for a Men's National Team international soccer match in Toronto (all competitions) and also the second-highest attendance for an international friendly since a 1994 pre-FIFA World Cup friendly with Brazil.

In 2017 at home, Canada's five wins have come across four different international opponents in four Canadian cities: the Men's National Team won 2:1 over Curaçao in Montréal and 2:0 over Jamaica in Toronto; the Women's National Team won 3:1 over Mexico in Vancouver, 3:1 over Costa Rica in Winnipeg, and 6:0 over Costa Rica in Toronto.

The Men's National Team win somewhat helped extract revenge over Jamaica after a 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals defeat. Canada hold the all-time lead in their international head-to-head meetings, with Canada posting nine wins, six draws, and six losses in 21 matches.