Jackson the latest to leave: Canada will have two open roster spots ahead of Mexico GC clash By Steven Sandor Posted on July 9, 2013 5 0 658 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Simeon Jackson Canada will be short two players on its roster before it faces Mexico in Gold Cup action Thursday. The Canadian Soccer Association confirmed Tuesday that forward Simeon Jackson, who came on as a sub in Sunday’s shocking Gold-Cup opening loss to Martinique, has left the team. The former Norwich City striker, who is unattached, is off to Europe to pursue a “club commitment” there. Jackson’s departure has the blessing of current Canadian men’s national-team coach Colin Miller. The team also lost striker Randy Edwini-Bonsu, who hurt his knee in training last week. He has now left the team, and it’s a difficult situation for the speedy forward, as he’s also unattached and an injury won’t help him in the quest to find a new club. D.C. United announced Sunday that striker Kyle Porter had been activated by Canada as an injury replacement for Nana Attakora. On Sunday, Porter was told he’d be on the Gold Cup roster but would only be called if needed. With the losses of Jackson and Edwini-Bonsu, Porter is now needed to shore up what is a desperately thin attacking corps. Attakora, the San Jose defender, was a late addition to the 23-man roster but had not recovered sufficiently from a concussion to be able to join the team. The loss of three players, with the addition of just one, leaves Canada with just 21 men ahead of the Mexico game. The CSA stated Tuesday that it won’t fill those empty spots at the moment.