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  • 29 July 2013
  • • 06:00
  • • Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • Referee: J. Aguilar
  • • Attendance: 57920

Gold Cup Final Preview: USA - Panama

Gold Cup Final Preview: USA - Panama


The United States are looking for their fifth Gold Cup title, while Panama are seeking their first regional championship and a second big scalp

USA (4-4-2): Rimando; Parkhurst, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Bedoya, Holden, Beckerman, Torres; Donovan, E. Johnson.


GOALKEEPERS: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Jose Torres (Tigres)

FORWARDS: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes)
Panama (4-4-2): Penedo; Rodriguez, Torres, Parrish, Chen; Quintero, Sanchez, Gomez, Godoy; Perez, Torres


GOALKEEPERS: Jaime Penedo (no club), Luis Mejia (Fenix - Uruguay), Alex Rodriguez (Sporting San Miguelito)

DEFENDERS: Leonel Parris (Tauro), Harold Cummings (Arabe Unido), Carlos Rodriguez (Chepo), Roman Torres (Millonarois - Colombia), Jean Carlos Cedeño (Alianza), Roderick Miller (San Francisco), Richard Dixon (Sporting San Miguelito), Roberto Chen (San Francisco)

MIDFIELDERS: Gabriel Gomez (Junior (Colombia), Marcos Sanchez (Tauro), Eybir Bonaga (San Francisco), Juan Perez (Tauro), Jairo Jimenez (Chorrillo), Alberto Quintero (Chorrillo), Anibal Godoy (Chepo), Rolando Escobar (Deportivo Anzoategui - Venezuela)

FORWARDS: Blas Perez (FC Dallas - USA), Gabriel Torres (Zamora - Venezuela), Cecilio Waterman (Fenix - Uruguay), Rolando Blackburn (Chorrillo)


  • This is the second time the United States and Panama have met in a Gold Cup final. The Yanks won on penalties in the 2005 edition.
  • The Americans have won the last three meetings between these sides. Panama's last victory over the USA was in the group stage of the 2011 Gold Cup.
  • No matter what, a player from one of these two sides will finish as the tournament's top scorer. Panama's Gabriel Torres and the USA's Chris Wondolowski and Landon Donovan all currently have five goals.
  • The United States are on a 10-match winning streak, the longest in U.S men's national team history.
  • Panama are on a decent run of its own, with four victories (including a pair of 2-1 wins over Mexico) and a scoreless draw in their last five games.
  • USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann will leave coaching duties to assistants Andreas Hertzog and Martin Vasquez, following his suspension by CONCACAF for being sent off at the end of the USA's semi-final victory over Honduras.


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Head to Head
World Cup Qualification 2014 (North America) ‎(WCQN)‎ 16/10/2013 Panama 2 - USA 3
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CONCACAF Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ 29/07/2013 USA 1 - Panama 0
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World Cup Qualification 2014 (North America) ‎(WCQN)‎ 12/06/2013 USA 2 - Panama 0
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International Friendlies ‎(FR)‎ 26/01/2012 Panama 0 - USA 1
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CONCACAF Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ 23/06/2011 USA 1 - Panama 0
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Last Five Matches
02/07/2014Belgium 2 - USA 1WC
27/06/2014USA 0 - Germany 1WC
23/06/2014USA 2 - Portugal 2WC
17/06/2014Ghana 1 - USA 2WC
08/06/2014USA 2 - Nigeria 1FR
21/08/2014Panama 4 - Cuba 0FR
07/08/2014Perú 3 - Panama 0FR
04/06/2014Brazil 4 - Panama 0FR
01/06/2014Panama 1 - Serbia 1FR
16/10/2013Panama 2 - USA 3WCQN
Team News
Available Squads
1J. PenedoGoalkeeper
-Leonel ParrishDefender
4C. RodríguezDefender
5R. TorresDefender
-R. ChenDefender
6G. GómezMidfielder
-M. SánchezMidfielder
-Aníbal Cesis GodoyMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
8Gabriel TorresStriker
12L. MejíaGoalkeeper
-Alex RodríguezGoalkeeper
-H. CummingsDefender
22E. BonagaMidfielder
13Jean CedeñoMidfielder
-Roderick MillerDefender
-Richard DixonDefender
14J. PérezMidfielder
-J. JiménezDefender
-C. WatermanStriker
-R. BlackburnStriker

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