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July 24, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
AT&T Stadium — Arlington, Texas
Referee:‬ C. Campbell‎
Attendance:‬ 81410‎
13′ B. Pérez
L. Montes 26′
61′ R. Torres

Gold Cup Preview: Panama - Mexico

El Tri looks to gain revenge for its opening-match loss to Panama and advance to the Gold Cup final.

By Seth Vertelney

Gabriel Torres, Panama vs Mexico
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)

Mexico (4-2-3-1): Orozco; Aldrete, Valenzuela, Huiqui, Layun; Peña, Castro; Fabian, Velarde, Montes; Jimenez
Mexico Under 17

GOALKEEPERS: Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Moises Munoz (Club America)

DEFENDERS: Israel Jimenez (Tigres), Leobardo Lopez (Monterrey), Joel Huiqui (Morelia), Darvin Chavez (Monterrey), Adrian Aldrete (Club America), Efrain Velarde (Pumas), Juan Carlos Valenzuela (Club America), Miguel Layun (Club America), Jair Pereira (Cruz Azul)

MIDFIELDERS: Carlos Peña (Leon), Javier Cortes (Pumas), Luis Montes (Leon), Jorge Enriquez (Guadalajara), Miguel Ponce (Guadalajara), Alejandro Castro (Cruz Azul)

FORWARDS: Raul Jimenez (Club America), Marco Fabian (Guadalajara), Rafael Marquez Lugo (Guadalajara), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Javier Orozco (Santos)

  • Mexico snuck by Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in the quarterfinal, thanks to an 84th minute goal by Raul Jimenez.
  • Panama, meanwhile, destroyed Cuba 6-1 in its quarterfinal match. Gabriel Torres and Blas Perez each scored two goals.
  • These two teams met in the opening match of Group A on July 7, with Panama earning a surprising 2-1 win.
  • Torres has five goals in the Gold Cup, tying him for the tournament lead with Chris Wondolowski of the USA.
  • Mexico finished in second place behind Panama in Group A. El Tri has never won the Gold Cup when qualifying in second place from the group phase
  • Panama has committed the least fouls in the tournament with 42, while Mexico has committed the most with 65.

Field Report
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WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Jun 7, 2013 Panama 0 - Mexico 0
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Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jul 9, 2009 Mexico 1 - Panama 1
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Last Five Matches
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
Team News
Available Squads
1J. PenedoGoalkeeper
-Leonel ParrishDefender
4C. RodríguezDefender
5R. TorresDefender
-Roberto ChenDefender
6G. GómezMidfielder
8M. SánchezMidfielder
20Aníbal Cesis GodoyMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
8Gabriel TorresStriker
-L. MejíaGoalkeeper
-Alex RodríguezGoalkeeper
3H. CummingsDefender
22E. BonagaMidfielder
13Jean CedeñoMidfielder
-Roderick MillerDefender
-Richard DixonDefender
14J. PérezMidfielder
-J. JiménezDefender
-C. WatermanStriker
-R. BlackburnStriker
Semi Finals
Times In EDT
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Gabriel Torres Gabriel Torres
5 3
Landon Donovan Landon Donovan
LA Galaxy
5 2
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
San Jose Earthquakes
5 0
R. Zelaya R. Zelaya
4 1
M. Fabián M. Fabián
Cruz Azul
3 1