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El Salvador tops Canada in friendly
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Action from the international friendly between Canada (white jersey) and El Salvador on October 8, 2017, in Houston, Texas, USA. (Photo courtesy of Canada Soccer)

HOUSTON – Denis Pineda scored in the second half and El Salvador beat Canada, 1-0, in an international friendly on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

El Salvador improved to 2W-1D-1L in its last four games, while Canada – coming off a 2-0 win over 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup runner-up Jamaica last month -- fell for the second time in three outings.

The game’s only goal came in the 75th minute, when Alexander Larin delivered a cross from the left that bounced in the box, allowing Pineda to tap in from four yards at the right post.

A portion of the net proceeds from the match will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in the Houston area.

 
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