The outcome retains Canada unbeaten (one win, 4 attracts) via their first 5 Octagonal matches, as they head house to finish the October worldwide window towards Panama on Wednesday. Jamaica, in the meantime, shall be content material with a draw towards a powerful Canadian aspect, however are left nonetheless trying to find their first win – greater than a 3rd of the best way via the 14-game quest for a Qatar 2022 spot.
Canada could also be leaving Kingston believing they need to have had three factors, as Liam Millar, looking for his first objective in a Canada shirt, had a golden alternative to open the scoring within the sixtieth minute after Alphonso Davies’ cross.
The Bayern Munich star made a fantastic run into the field earlier than squaring a go throughout the face of objective, the place it was met by Millar, who seemed to be staring down open web. However, Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake – initially overwhelmed on the play – scrambled again to make an impressive save, forcing a nook kick and protecting the match scoreless.
A couple of minutes previous to Millar’s likelihood, Jamaica thought they’d a go-ahead marker of their very own. Off a free kick, Toronto FC defender Kemar Lawrence whipped a cross into the Canadian field that was met by the top of Junior Flemmings, whose effort – flicked on – beat everyone however the far submit.
With each groups urgent for a late-winner, a lot of the motion got here within the second half. The finest likelihood of the opening 45, nonetheless, occurred within the fifteenth minute when Davies acquired a cutback from Millar atop the Jamaican field, however fizzed his effort simply previous the submit, summing up the night for each groups.