Canada Will Play Jamaica Wednesday

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada Will Play Jamaica in the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup™ Semi-final on Wednesday after Jamaica defeated Panama 2:0 in the first round held at the Tropical Park Stadium in Miami, Florida USA on Sunday.



The victory for Jamaica also secured a Caribbean berth to the women’s tournament at the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil.



The semi-final between Canada and Jamaica of the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup™ at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (Carson, California) will be televised in Canada live on Rogers Sportsnet beginning at 7:30 pm ET.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada Will Play Jamaica in the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup™ Semi-final on Wednesday after Jamaica defeated Panama 2:0 in the first round held at the Tropical Park Stadium in Miami, Florida USA on Sunday.



The victory for Jamaica also secured a Caribbean berth to the women’s tournament at the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil.



The semi-final between Canada and Jamaica of the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup™ at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (Carson, California) will be televised in Canada live on Rogers Sportsnet beginning at 7:30 pm ET.



In the second semi-final to be played on Wednesday, USA will now face Mexico after they defeated Trinidad & Tobago 3:0 on Sunday.



The CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup™ Final and a third-place play-off game will take place on November 26 at The Home Depot Center.



The Champion team and the runner-up will automatically qualify to the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China. The third-place finisher in the CONCACAF event will face Japan (from the Asian Football Confederation) in a home-and-away playoff for the final berth in the FIFA tournament.



2006 CONCACAF WOMEN’S GOLD CUP™ SCHEDULE

First Round – Tropical Park Stadium; Miami, Florida




19 November 2006

PANAMA – JAMAICA 0:2 (0:1) (A: 800)

Aduia SULLIVAN 4′; Venicia REID 59′

PAN: 12-Lineth Benis – 2-Mayra De La Rosa, 3-Steffany Aguilar (57: 15-Ruth Romero), 4-Kendra Chavarria, 5-Phanilka Evans, 6-Raiza Gutierrez-C, 7-Sumara Samuels, 8-Yoraidil Perez, 11-Diana Valderrama, 13-Ymara Guante (28: 18-Amarelis DeMera), 17-Maritzenia Bedoya. Booked: Bedoya 32′, Romero 39′, Gutierrez 70′, Evans 82′, Sent offs: Evans 87′

TD: Lizandro BARBARAN

JAM: 40-Paula Jackson – 4-Alicia Wilson, 6-Audia Sullivan (72: 3-Christina Murray), 7-Venicia Reid, 9-Natalya Manyan, 11-Kimmia Parker, 12-Peta-Gaye Soman, 15-Nicola Bell-C, 17-Diane Hue, 18-Stacy-Ann Johnson, 19-Rochelle Bryan (55: 8-Lianne McHardy). Booked: Bell 39′, Reid 72′, Sent offs: Reid 88′

TD: Vin BLAINE

R: Kari SEITZ (USA)



MEXICO – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 3:0 (2:0) (A: 3135)

Patricia PEREZ 20′; Monica GONZALEZ 45′; Maribel DOMINGUEZ 67′

MEX: 20-Sophia Perez – 2-Elizabeth Patricia Gomez, 3-Rubi Marlene Sandoval, 4-Monica Gonzalez, 5-Maria De Jesus Castillo, 7-Juana Evelyn Lopez (73: 16-Carmen Padilla), 8-Fatima Leyva, 9-Maribel Dominguez-C, 10-Iris Adriana Mora (61: 17-Monica Ocampo), 11-Patricia Perez (65: 18-Teresa Guadalupe Worbis), 15-Luz Del Rosario Saucedo. Booked: Lopez 34′, Leyva 38′

TD: Leonardo CUELLAR

TRI: 1-Lisa-Jo Ramkissoon (75: 21-Kimika Forbes) – 2-Ayana Russell, 4-Katrina Meyer, 5-Nadia James-C (63: 11-Aveann Douglas), 6-Leslie Ann James (58: 19-Kennya Cordner), 7-Niasha Reyes, 9-Dernelle Mascall, 10-Tasha St. Louis, 12-Ahkeela Darcel Mollon, 15-Micah Mahabirsingh, 20-Mauricia Nicholson. Booked: St. Louis 20’

TD: Marlon CHARLES

R: Maria Cecibel ORTEGA (SLV)



Semi-finals – The Home Depot Center; Carson, California

22 November 2006

CANADA – JAMAICA (16:30)

USA – MEXICO (19:00)



Finals – The Home Depot Center; Carson, California

26 November 2006


Third Place (15:00)

Championship (17:30)

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