CanMNT Player Ratings: Forwards get low marks as Gold Cup scoring drought continues

Canada lost their second match of the 2015 Gold Cup to Jamaica, falling 1-0 on Saturday night to a stoppage-time goal by Rodolph Austin.

MLSsoccer.com's Canadian national team writer Daniel Squizzato grades the player performances on a scale of 1 to 10. The higher the grade, the more impressive the showing.


GK, Kenny Stamatopoulos (8)  Solid once again; blameless on the Jamaica goal.

DF, Marcel de Jong (6.5) – Better than against El Salvador, but got caught on a few occasions.

DF, David Edgar (7.5) – Back to the strong form Canadian fans expect.

DF, Dejan Jakovic (6) – Decent performance under near-constant bombardment.

DF, Nik Ledgerwood (5.5) – Engaged in many physical battles throughout.

MF, Samuel Piette (5) – Solid ball-winner as always, but looked lost in attack-minded role he was made to play.

MF, Julian de Guzman (7.5) – Provided massive upgrade and calming presence in midfield.

MF, Adam Straith (6) – Decent job defending the back line for much of the game.

FW, Tosaint Ricketts (5) – Did lots of work coming back, but missed Canada’s best scoring chance.

FW, Tesho Akindele (6) – Strong on the ball, but did little to create dangerous chances.

FW, Cyle Larin (5) – Did little to trouble the Jamaicans during his time on the field.

Substitutes

FW, Marcus Haber (5) – Needs service to be effective; didn’t receive it.

MF, Russell Teibert (6) – Provided a burst off the bench, but made a few puzzling decisions.

DF, Andre Hainault (5) – Late defensive sub, though Canada couldn’t protect draw.