Gold Cup: Canada forward Simeon Jackson departs training camp, presumably to seal European move
SEATTLE – Already lacking in attacking options, Canada will now have to make do without forward Simeon Jackson.
The Canadian Soccer Association announced prior to training on Tuesday that Jackson was given permission to leave the camp in order to finalize some club matters. Numerous British reports have linked Jackson with Championship side Bournemouth, and it looks as though he’s left to finalize a deal.
There was no immediate word on whether his spot on the roster will be filled.
The news comes just a day after Canada announced that Randy Edwini-Bonsu was headed home because of an apparent knee injury. He was replaced by D.C. United’s Kyle Porter, who traveled to Seattle to join up with the team after Nana Attakora was also forced to pull out.
Canada will try to get their Gold Cup back on track after Sunday’s shocking 1-0 loss to Martinique when they take on Mexico at CenturyLink Field on Thursday (11 pm ET, Sportsnet World, Fox Soccer).