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That first goal looked very similar to three of the goals Honduras scored against us: our midfield caught out with an opposing player getting far too much time and space to make a play, in this case being a through ball.

Mind you, I'm judging this on one brief clip;), so I need to be more open-minded.

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First goal looked offside to me. The penalty seemed to be a dive but Ledgerwood did stick his foot in and make enough contact that we can't complain too much, ie. I think the Jamaican milked it and went down on purpose when he felt the contact but Ledgerwood shouldn't be putting his foot in like that. Third goal was terrible defending on our part.

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CSA Match Report:

Canada falls to Jamaica

Canada's men's national team closed its 2010 FIFA World Cup South

Africa Qualifiers campaign tonight after an 0:3 loss to Jamaica. Canada suffered the loss at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

"It wasn't the team that we would have normally have, but I thought they competed well," said coach Dale Mitchell. "Maybe (it would have been different) if we had got the goal in the first half - I thought Donovan Ricketts made an outstanding save on Kevin Harmse and that kept the game at one nil. You know there was a lot of quality out there for Jamaica and eventually it showed through. I was pleased because our younger players will benefit from the experience tonight."

Needing a victory to stay alive in the qualification process, host Jamaica did all that it could to move forward and create scoring opportunities. Jamaica played with three forwards in the front and just three defenders in the back.

Playing in his fifth-straight match for Canada, goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld was busy from the onset. He punched out an opportunity in the 12th minute (off a corner kick) and made another good save in the 20th minute. Finally in the 28th minute, however, Luton Shelton found the back of the net for a 1-0 Jamaican lead.

In the ensuing minutes, Canada came back with several good chances. That Kevin Harmse shot in the 33rd minute should have found the back of the net, but goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was there to make the save.

After the Ricketts save, Jamaica returned on the offensive with several attacks towards the Canadian goal. Canadian defender André Hainault did well to break up a play in the 40th minute just outside the box. A few minutes later, a Jamaican shot hit the crossbar; a few more minutes thereafter, a Jamaican free kick went high.

In the second half, Jamaica doubled its lead on a penalty in the 57th minute. Marlon King was the forward who hit the target from the penalty spot. Finally in the 85th inute, substitute Omar Cummings scored the third goal en route to a 3:0 win. Canada may have gotten one back late in the game, but the play was called offside by the assistant referee.

For the final game of the 2008 season, coach Dale Mitchell made several changes to his starting lineup, in part because of injuries and in part because of suspensions. Of note, Iain Hume was unavailable to the team after suffering a grave skull fracture in a club match with Barnsley FC. Also injured were Patrice Bernier, Julian de Guzman and Adrian Serioux while serving one-game suspensions were Mike Klukowski and Tomasz Radzinski.

In the 65th minute, captain Paul Stalteri left the match because of an injury. In replacing Stalteri, Andrzej Ornoch made his second career appearance with the national team. Three minutes later, Issey Nakajima-Farran left the pitch with an injury, giving way to substitute Chris Williams.

Canada's 19 November match concluded the 2008 season and CONCACAF Stage III of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Qualifiers. With two

draws and four losses, Canada finished fourth in Group 2 behind Honduras, Mexico and Jamaica.

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