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July 14, 2013 3:30 PM EDT
Sports Authority Field at Mile High — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ W. Quesada‎
Attendance:‬ 30000‎
 
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Panama 0-0 Canada: Miller's boys suffer early elimination from Gold Cup

A 0-0 draw was enough for Panama to clinch first place in Group A at the Gold Cup, while Canada will go home early for the second consecutive time.

By Nick Sabetti

Marcus Haber, Canada; Juan Carlos Cedeno, Panama - Gold Cup 2013
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Canada needed to win its final Group Stage game against Panama on Sunday in order to progress to the knockout stages of the Gold Cup, but couldn't find a goal in what was a dire 0-0 draw.

Though Canada had the majority of possession throughout the game, it was Panama that threatened most, particularly in the first half.

In the 18th minute, Marcos Sanchez nearly capitalized on an Ashtone Morgan giveaway, but his misplaced shot swerved just over the bar.

Five minutes before halftime, FC Dallas striker Blas Perez' header just missed the top corner from a corner kick.

Shortly after the break, Jairo Jimenez' blistering shot from outside the box forced Milan Borjan into an excellent save, after another poor clearance from Morgan.

With 35 minutes to go, Tossaint Ricketts entered the fray and Canada moved to a two-striker setup in a bid to score the crucial go ahead goal. But it was all to no avail as the Reds rarely threatened the Panamanian goal.

The draw suits Panama as it was enough for the Central American team to clinch Group A.

Canada failed to score a single goal in the tournament and has yet to score in almost 500 minutes of play. Colin Miller, who will now hand over the coaching reigns to Spaniard Benito Floro, was winless during his interim tenure.






Panama

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L. Mejía
Goalkeeper
3.00
32
H. Cummings
Defender
3.00
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E. Bonaga
Midfielder
89′
2.50
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Jean Cedeño
Midfielder
25′
3.50
-
Richard Dixon
Defender
3.00
-
Roberto Chen
Defender
3.00
-
M. Sánchez
Midfielder
2.50
-
J. Pérez
Midfielder
73′
2.50
-
J. Jiménez
Defender
2.50
-
R. Escobar
Midfielder
2.00
7
B. Pérez
Striker
3.00
-
R. Blackburn
Striker
76′
2.00

Canada

3.00
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Milan Borjan
Goalkeeper
2.50
5
3.50
15
David Edgar
Defender
3.50
15
3.00
25
3.00
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3.00
8
Pedro Pacheco
Midfielder
58′
2.00
8
Kyle Bekker
Defender
81′
2.50
17
Marcel de Jong
Midfielder
65′
2.00
21
2.50
27

Substitutes

18
J. Penedo
Goalkeeper
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-
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-
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R. Torres
Defender
 - 
-
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G. Gómez
Midfielder
73′
2.50
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Quintero
Midfielder
 - 
-
2.50
30
 - 
-
2.50

Substitutes

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13
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Simon Thomas
Goalkeeper
 - 
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A. Straith
Defender
2.50
20
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Samuel Piette
Midfielder
 - 
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Keven Aleman
Midfielder
3.00
19
2.50
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  • Red Card
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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