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Zelaya shines as El Salvador ties Trinidad

Rodolfo Zelaya of El Salvador takes a pass in front of defender Justin Hoyte of Trinidad & Tobago on July 8, 2013
Striker Rodolfo Zelaya of El Salvador takes a pass in front of defender Justin Hoyte of Trinidad & Tobago on July 8, 2013. Zelaya scored two goals as El Salvador tied Trinidad & Tobago 2-2 in the group B draw in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

Striker Rodolfo Zelaya scored two goals as El Salvador tied Trinidad & Tobago 2-2 in the group B draw in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

El Salvador's Zelaya scored in the 21st and 68th minutes in the tournament opener for both teams at Red Bull Arena on Monday.

Keon Daniel (10th) and Kenwyne Jones (72nd) scored for Trinidad & Tobago.

Daniel opened the scoring for Trinidad by beating El Salvador goalkeeper Dagoberto Portillo with a well-placed shot. But the lead didn't last long as Zelaya tied it 1-1 off a free kick that was out of the reach of Trinidad keeper Jan Michael Williams.

Zelaya notched his second goal in the 68th minute as he headed in a superb cross from teammate Darwin Ceren.

Just four minutes later, Trinidad's Jones tied it 2-2, fighting off defender Steve Purdy before hammering a shot past Portillo.

Honduras beat Haiti 2-0 in the other group B match on Monday.

Haiti will play Trinidad & Tobago in the first game of a doubleheader in Florida on Friday, while Honduras and El Salvador face off in the nightcap.