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Canada’s Doneil Henry (15) and Cuba’s Luis Paradela (23) chase the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Golf Cup soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Canada’s Doneil Henry (15) and Cuba’s Luis Paradela (23) chase the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Golf Cup soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)|Associated Press
Soccer

Gold Cup soccer: Canada wallops Cuba 7-0, Cavallini and David each score hat tricks

Associated Press

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lucas Cavallini and Jonathan David each scored three goals and Canada breezed to a 7-0 victory over Cuba on Sunday in the first game of a CONCACAF Gold Cup doubleheader at Bank of America Stadium.

Junior Hoilett also scored to help Canada finish the group stage at 2-1 and essentially clinch a quarterfinal spot. Martinique had to outscore unbeaten Mexico by 12 goals in the nightcap to steal the second spot in the pool. Cuba finished 0-3 and was outscored 17-0.

David opened the scoring three minutes into the game on a perfectly placed crossing pass from Hoilett. Cavallini took over from there, scoring three goals before halftime — two of those in the final three minutes — for a 4-0 lead.