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July 14, 2013 3:30 PM EDT
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Gold Cup Preview: Panama - Canada

The Central Americans can claim top spot in the group with a positive result, while the Canadians are fighting for their Gold Cup lives.

By Rudi Schuller

Samuel Piette. Canada
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Panama (4-4-2): Penedo; Rodriguez, Torres, Cummings, Chen; Quintero, Sanchez, Godoy, Gomez; Blackburn, Torres

Mexico Under 17

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Jaime Penedo (unattached), 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)


Canada (4-2-3-1): Borjan; Ledgerwood, Edgar, Henry, De Jong; Pacheco, De Guzman; Osorio, Bekker, Nakajima-Farran; Ricketts

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Lars Hirschfeld (Valerenga - Norway), Milan Borjan (Sivasspor - Turkey), Simon Thomas (Vancouver Whitecaps)

DEFENDERS: Doneil Henry (Toronto FC), Nik Ledgerwood (Hammarby IF - Sweden), Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC), David Edgar (Burnley - England), Marcel de Jong (FC Augsburg - Germany), Nana Attakora (San Jose Earthquakes), Adam Straith (unattached)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Bekker (Toronto FC), Julian de Guzman (unattached), Issey Nakajima-Farran (Alki Larnaca - Cyprus), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC), Pedro Pacheco (CD Santa Clara - Portugal), Samuel Piette (Fortuna Düsseldorf - Germany), Kyle Porter (D.C. United), Keven Aleman (Real Valladolid - Spain)

FORWARDS: Marcus Haber (Stevenage FC - England), Tosaint Ricketts (Sandnes Ulf - Norway)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Panama heads into this match as the Group A leader, and it is assured of advancing to the quarterfinal round.
  • The Central Americans' victory over Mexico on the first match day was the first time Panama had ever beaten the CONCACAF giant.
  • Canada's squad has been decimated by unexpected absences, as Nana Attakora, Simeon Jackson, Randy Edwini-Bonsu, Will Johnson and Russell Teibert have all left the team at various stages of the tournament. Only Jackson left with a non-injury/illness issue, as the forward traveled to Germany to sign with Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig.
  • To add to the injury crisis, striker Marcus Haber is doubtful for the match as he suffered an ankle injury in the 2-0 loss to Mexico on Thursday.
  • Canada must win to have a chance at advancing. If they can secure a victory, the Canucks will still have to wait on other groups' results to find out their fate. The top two third-place teams in the tournament move on to the quarterfinals, along with the first and second-place finishers in each group.


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Head to Head
Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jul 14, 2013 Panama 0 - Canada 0
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WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Sep 11, 2012 Panama 2 - Canada 0
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WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Sep 7, 2012 Canada 1 - Panama 0
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Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jun 14, 2011 Canada 1 - Panama 1
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Last Five Matches
Panama
Oct 15, 2013Panama 2 - USA 3WCQN
Oct 11, 2013Mexico 2 - Panama 1WCQN
Sep 10, 2013Honduras 2 - Panama 2WCQN
Sep 6, 2013Panama 0 - Jamaica 0WCQN
Jul 28, 2013USA 1 - Panama 0GC
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
12L. MejíaGoalkeeper
-H. CummingsDefender
22E. BonagaMidfielder
13Jean CedeñoMidfielder
-Richard DixonDefender
-Roberto ChenDefender
-M. SánchezMidfielder
14J. PérezMidfielder
-J. JiménezDefender
-R. Escobar
7B. PérezStriker
-R. BlackburnStriker
1J. PenedoGoalkeeper
22Alex RodríguezGoalkeeper
-Leonel ParrishDefender
4C. RodríguezDefender
5R. TorresDefender
-Roderick MillerDefender
6G. GómezMidfielder
19QuinteroMidfielder
20Aníbal Cesis GodoyMidfielder
8Gabriel TorresStriker
-C. WatermanStriker
Results
Group A Matches
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Gabriel Torres Gabriel Torres
Striker
Colorado
5 3
Landon Donovan Landon Donovan
Striker
LA Galaxy
5 2
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
5 0
R. Zelaya R. Zelaya
Striker
Alania
4 1
M. Fabián M. Fabián
Striker
Cruz Azul
3 1