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2 vs 0
September 11, 2012 9:05 PM EDT
Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez — Ciudad de Panamá
Referee:‬ E. Bonilla‎
Attendance:‬ 20000‎
23′ R. Blackburn
57′ B. Pérez

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Panama - Canada

The two sides meet again in Panama City after Canada won the first meeting 1-0 last week in Toronto.

By Rudi Schuller

Will Johnson, Nik Ledgerwood, Milan Borjan, Kevin McKenna - Canada
Canada Soccer / Giamou
Panama (4-4-2): Penedo; Henriquez, Baloy, Torres, Cedeno; Barahona, Cooper, Gomez, Quintero; Perez, Tejada

Canada (4-4-1-1): Hirschfeld; Edgar, McKenna, Hainault, Jazic; Bernier, De Guzman, Hutchinson, De Jong; De Rosario; Ricketts

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GOALKEEPERS (3): 1. Lars Hirschfeld (Vålerenga Fotball, Norway), 18. Milan Borjan (Sivasspor, Turkey), 22. Kenny Stamatopoulos (AIK Fotbol, Sweden)

DEFENDERS (7): 3. Ante Jazić (Chivas USA, MLS), 4. Kevin McKenna (FC Köln, Germany), 5. André Hainault (Houston Dynamo, MLS), 11. Marcel de Jong (FC Augsburg, Germany), 12. Dejan Jaković (D.C. United, MLS), 15. David Edgar (Burnley FC, England), 19. Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC, MLS)

MIDFIELDERS (7): 2. Nik Ledgerwood (Hammarby IF, Sweden), 6. Julian de Guzman (FC Dallas, MLS), 7. Terry Dunfield (Toronto FC, MLS),  13. Atiba Hutchinson (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), 16. Pedro Pacheco (CD Santa Clara, Portugal), 20. Patrice Bernier (Impact Montréal, MLS)

FORWARDS (4): 9. Tosaint Ricketts (Valerenga, Norway), 10. Simeon Jackson (Norwich City FC, England), 14. Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United, MLS).

  • Canada won the first match of the round between the two nations, when a Dwayne De Rosario goal helped the Canadians prevail 1-0 last week at Toronto's BMO Field.
  • With his goal in that match, De Rosario took sole custody of the all-time Canadian men's national team goalscoring record.
  • Canada has not qualified for a World Cup since 1986. It has not reached the final round of qualifying, the Hexagonal, since 1998. Panama is hoping to qualify for its first ever World Cup tournament.
  • Estadio Rommel Fernandez was sold out well in advance of this match. with over 31,000 expected to attend.
  • Panama supporters have camped out in front of the Canadian hotel with the goal of disrupting the visitors rest ahead of Tuesday's game.
  • Canada is the only CONCACAF team that has yet to concede a goal in the current qualifying round.

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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
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
14E. DasentDefender
23F. BaloyDefender
17Luis Alfonso HenriquezDefender
5R. TorresDefender
-Armando Cooper
6G. GómezMidfielder
21A. HenríquezMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
-R. BlackburnStriker
-L. MejíaGoalkeeper
-C. RodríguezDefender
13Jean CedeñoMidfielder
-Roderick MillerDefender
20Aníbal Cesis GodoyMidfielder
14J. PérezMidfielder
8M. SánchezMidfielder
-N. Barahona
-E. Aguilar
18L. TejadaStriker
-Y. GlaizeMidfielder
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Peter Byers Peter Byers
10 1
B. Pérez B. Pérez
FC Dallas
9 0
J. Bengtson J. Bengtson
New England
9 0
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
8 2
A. Saborío A. Saborío
Real Salt Lake
8 1