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June 7, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez — Ciudad de Panamá
Referee:‬ W. Quesada‎
Attendance:‬ 27100‎

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Panama - Mexico

The top two teams in Hex face off, with El Tri looking to win on the road for the second time in less than a week.

Mexico - De Nigris
Panama (4-4-2): Penedo; Rodriguez, Baloy, Cummings, Parrish; Quintero, Godoy, Barahona, Gomez; Perez, Tejada

Team News:

Panama ran out a slightly experimental lineup against Peru but took a 2-1 loss in a friendly on June 1. Not having Felipe Baloy and Blas Perez in the starting side hurt, but both players should be back to face Mexico.

Mexico (4-1-2-1-2): Corona; Salcido, Reyes, Maza, Meza; Torrado; Barrera, Guardado; dos Santos; De Nigris, Hernandez
Mexico Under 17

Team News:

Giovani dos Santos did not make the starting team against Jamaica on Tuesday, but that should change for the match against group leader Panama on Friday. There is a position battle going on with the goalkeepers as well, but Jesus Corona's showing against Jamaica should be strong enough for him to keep his starting place in the team.

  • Mexico's 1-0 win over Jamaica was the team's first victory in 2013, and sent El Tri to the top of the Hex.
  • A win for Panama would move it back above Mexico to the top of the group, with Mexico only one point up and having played one more game.
  • Panama's last outing in qualifying was a 2-0 win over Honduras, with star strikers Perez and Luis Tejada netting the goals.
  • Panama comes into the match with one win and two draws from three matches so far in the Hex.
  • Mexico has one win and three draw in the group, but is the only team in the group that has won on the road.

Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Oct 11, 2013 Mexico 2 - Panama 1
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Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jul 24, 2013 Panama 2 - Mexico 1
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Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jul 7, 2013 Mexico 1 - Panama 2
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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
23F. BaloyDefender
17Luis Alfonso HenriquezDefender
5R. TorresDefender
-Leonel ParrishDefender
-C. RodríguezDefender
21A. HenríquezMidfielder
6G. GómezMidfielder
-M. SánchezMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
18L. TejadaStriker
22Alex RodríguezGoalkeeper
12L. MejíaGoalkeeper
-H. CummingsDefender
-Roberto ChenDefender
-Armando Cooper
14J. PérezMidfielder
-N. Barahona
-Aníbal Cesis GodoyMidfielder
-R. Escobar
8Gabriel TorresStriker
-R. BlackburnStriker
Matchday 4
Times In EDT
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