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Canada salvages draw against Ecuador
June 2nd, 2011 12:26AM

TAGS:  canada, gold cup, mexico


[GOLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Canada, which will open against the USA at the Gold Cup on Tuesday in Detroit, got a stoppage-time goal from Tosaint Ricketts, his first international goal, to earn a 2-2 tie with Ecuador at BMO Field on Wednesday night.

Ecuador was caught off guard when Ricketts scored off a quick Julian de Guzman free kick.

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Terry Dunfield had Canada's first goal, also his first at the international level.

June 1 in Toronto
Canada 2 Ecuador 2. Goals: Dunfield 24, Ricketts 90; Benitez 62, Arroyo 64.
Canada -- Borjan, Ledgerwood, McKenna, Jakovic (Hainault, 39), de Jong, Johnson (Peters, 79), Dunfield (de Guzman, 46), Hutchinson, Simpson (Friend, 58), De Rosario,  Jackson (Ricketts, 85)
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CANALEROS TRIUMPH. Panama, which the USA will face in its second Group C game in Tampa, beat Grenada, 2-0, on Monday on goals by Gabriel Gomez and Alberto Quintero.

TRI WINS EASILY. Giovani dos Santos scored twice and Aldo de Nigris added the third goal as Mexico beat New Zealand, 3-0, in Denver in its final Gold Cup tune-up.

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