Panama fairly impressive appearance. They always push the visitors' defense, especially in the first half.
In the 19th minute, Luis Tejada opened the hosts victory. Gabriel Gomez penalty to double the advantage of Panama in the 36th minute.
U.S. appearance began to improve in the second half. Clarence Goodson minimize the circumstances in the 68th minute. However, Sam's Army failed to add goals. The final result, Panama's 2-1 win over the host.
For the U.S., Panama was a record defeat of its own. That's the first time the U.S. defeat in Gold Cup group phase.
In other matches, Canada's 1-0 win over Guadeloupe. With this result, competition in Group C more stringent. Panama is on the top with 6 points. U.S. and Canada came in second place and third with 3 points.
Mathematically, Panama can be said to qualify for the last fight despite losing to Canada. At a minimum, Panama will qualify as one of the three best ranking.
Video results match the United States vs. Panama can be seen in Soccer Video.
Video results match Canada vs Guadeloupe could be witnessed in Soccer Video.
The composition of players the United States vs. Panama:
United States: Howard, Bocanegra, Tim Ream, Clarence Goodson (Chris Wondolowski 78 '), Steve Cherundolo, Clint Dempsey, Bradley, Jermaine Jones (Sacha Kljestan 60'), Donovan, Juan Agudelo (Alejandro Bedoya 61 '), Jozy Altidore.
Panama: Adolfo Machado, Jaime Penedo, Roman Aureliano, Felipe Abdiel, Eduardo Dasent, Luis Henriquez, Renan Yoriel, Anibal Godoy, Alberto Nelson, Gabriel Gomez, Amilcar Heriquez.