Canada has played miserably in World Cup qualifying in recent competitions but the Gold Cup is another matter.
semifinalists rolled to their second straight win in arguably the toughest group at the 2009 Gold Cup, beating El Salvador, 1-0.
Hexagonal leader Costa Rica rebounded from its 2-1 loss
to El Salvador with a 1-0 win over Jamaica in Tuesday's other Group A game in Columbus, Ohio. Ali Gerba
scored on a deflection for his second goal
in two games for Canada.
The win was the fourth in four games for Stephen Hart
since taking over in April. Celso Borges
' goal off a cross from Pablo Herrera
in the 64th minute gave Costa Rica its win over Jamaica.
Jamaica played with 10
men after midfielder Rudolph Austin
was red carded for his tackle against Borges in the 35th minute.
The Reggae Boyz' best chance came when
Colorado Rapids forward Omar Cummings
in the post in the 29th minute.