Canada cruises to shutout win over Aruba in World Cup qualifier
The Canadian men’s team rolled to an easy 7-0 win over Aruba on Saturday, successfully resuming its Concacaf World Cup qualifying in what is a hugely important month for the Reds.
- Aruba 0, Canada 7 (Cavallini 17’, 45’+2’; Hoilett 20’; Brault-Guillard 49’; Davies 78’; Larin 87’; David 89’)
- Davies, David & Larin come off bench in 2nd half to score
- Cavallini bags a brace, now tied for 5th in scoring for Canada
Aruba never stood a chance.
The Canadian men’s team rolled to an easy 7-0 win over Aruba on Saturday night in Bradenton, Fla., successfully resuming their Concacaf World Cup qualifying in what is a hugely important month for the Reds.
Lucas Cavallini bagged a first-half brace, and Junior Hoilett, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Alphonso Davies, Cyle Larin and Jonathan David also scored for a Canadian side featuring two debuting players and several depth players in the starting 11. Goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair marked his first cap with a clean sheet, while fullback Tajon Buchan registered a pair of assists in his first game for Canada.
Davies, David and Larin didn’t start, but all three came on as second-half substitutes and scored. David also earned two assists, as did midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye, who coach John Herdman tagged as the man of the match for Canada. Starting goalkeeper Milan Borjan was given the night off against the Caribbean minnows ahead of Canada’s next World Cup qualifying match on June 8 against Suriname.