Mexico 4, Jamaica 1 Honduras 4, Canada 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Honduras upset Canada 4-2 and Mexico beat Jamaica 4-1 Friday night in the opening games of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the inaugural championship of soccer’s North and Central American and Caribbean region.
The United States plays Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday at the Rose Bowl in the second half of a doubleheader that begins with Costa Rica playing Guatemala.
Honduras took the lead in the first half on a penalty kick after Canada goalkeeper Craig Forrest pulled down Eduardo Benett as he approached the net.
Forrest was expelled from the game with a red card and Carlo Marini replaced him.
Canada went scoreless in the first half when Mexico notched two more goals from Juan Espinosa and Luis Calix.
Honduran goalie Wilmer Cruz allowed two Canadian goals in the second half, both coming from Dale Mitchell.
Mexico’s Benjamin Galindo scored two goals for his team’s victory. He kicked the ball from outside the 18-yard mark past Jamaican goalie Clive Smith at 28 minutes into the first half to give Mexico a 1-0 lead.
Galindo scored again, nine minutes into the second half on a penalty kick granted to Mexico for rough play by Jamaican player Winston Anglin.
Rounding out the scoring for Mexico was Luis Roberto Alves, known as ″Zague,″ and Carlos Hermosillo.
Mexican goalie Pablo Larios allowed one goal, which came at 38 minutes into the first half by Roderick Reid.