Jazic’s late tally nets Canada tie
SUNRISE, Fla. — Ante Jazic of the Los Angeles Galaxy scored with eight minutes remaining in regulation to help the Canadian national men’s soccer team salvage a 2-2 draw with Panama in a friendly yesterday.
The 32-year-old from Halifax accepted a centring feed from Tam Nsaliwa and unleashed a strike from eight yards out to tie the match.
Jamie Peters, of Ipswich Town of the British League Championship, headed in Patrice Bernier’s free kick in the 33rd minute to open the scoring for Canada, which dropped a 3-2 decision to fivetime world champion Brazil in its initial friendly in Seattle on Saturday.
The Canadians were playing without midfielder Dwayne De Rosario and goalkeeper Pat Onstad, who returned to the Houston Dynamo for their Major League Soccer match.
Yesterday’s contest served as a final tune-up for the Canadians before they challenge St. Vincent and the Grenadines in their first qualifying match for the 2010 World Cup.