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June 11, 2013 10:08 PM EDT
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Referee:‬ R. García Orozco‎
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World Cup Qualifying Preview: USA - Panama

The United States looks to build off the momentum gained by earning all three points in Kingston on Friday night.

By Seth Vertelney

USA (4-2-3-1): Howard; Evans, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Bradley, Cameron; Corona, Dempsey, F. Johnson; Altidore.


GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS: Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

Panama (4-4-2): Penedo; Rodriguez, Baloy, Torres, Parrish; Gomez, Sanchez, Henríquez, Henríquez; Blackburn, Tejada.


GOALKEEPERS: Jaime Penedo, Luis Mejía, Kevin Melgar, Álex Rodríguez

DEFENDERS: Felipe Baloy, Román Torres, Luis Henríquez, Jean Carlos Cedeño, Harold Cummings, Carlos Rodríguez, Leonel Parris, Roderick Miller, Roberto Chen

MIDFIELDERS: Gabriel Gómez, Amílcar Henríquez, Nelson Barahona, Armando Cooper, Juan Pérez, Aníbal Godoy, Rolando Escobar, Alberto Quintero, Marcos Sánchez, Jairo Jiménez

FORWARDS: Luis Tejada, Edwin Aguilar, Gabriel Torres, Rolando Blackburn

  • The USA is coming off a big three away points, as the Yanks defeated Jamaica 2-1 on Friday thanks to a goal from Jozy Altidore and a late winner from Brad Evans.
  • Panama managed a 0-0 draw at home against Mexico on Friday, leaving the team in fourth place in the Hexagonal with six points from four matches. La Marea Roja have played three of their four matches at home.
  • The United States will be without two starters from its match against Jamaica: Jermaine Jones, who is out with a concussion, and Graham Zusi, who misses out with yellow-card accumulation
  • Panama will also be missing a key piece, as star striker Blas Perez stayed back in Panama with a case of gastroenteritis.
  • After going since November 2011 without scoring for the national team, Altidore now has goals in two straight U.S. matches.
  • These two teams last met in a friendly in January 2012. The USA won that game 1-0 in Panama City thanks to a goal from Graham Zusi.

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Head to Head
WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Oct 15, 2013 Panama 2 - USA 3
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Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jul 28, 2013 USA 1 - Panama 0
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WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Jun 11, 2013 USA 2 - Panama 0
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International Friendlies ‎(FR)‎ Jan 25, 2012 Panama 0 - USA 1
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Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jun 22, 2011 USA 1 - Panama 0
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Last Five Matches
Apr 2, 2014USA 2 - Mexico 2FR
Mar 5, 2014Ukraine 2 - USA 0FR
Feb 1, 2014USA 2 - South Korea 0FR
Nov 19, 2013Austria 1 - USA 0FR
Nov 15, 2013Scotland 0 - USA 0FR
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
1Tim HowardGoalkeeper
7DaMarcus BeasleyMidfielder
23Fabian JohnsonDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
-Matt BeslerDefender
-Omar GonzalezDefender
-Brad EvansMidfielder
9Eddie JohnsonStriker
4Michael BradleyMidfielder
8Clint DempseyStriker
17Jozy AltidoreStriker
18Bradley GuzanGoalkeeper
22Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
21C. GoodsonDefender
2Michael ParkhurstDefender
15E. CastilloDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
-J. CoronaStriker
11Stuart HoldenMidfielder
16Sacha KljestanMidfielder
-Terrence BoydStriker
1J. PenedoGoalkeeper
-C. RodríguezDefender
23F. BaloyDefender
-Leonel ParrishDefender
5R. TorresDefender
-Armando Cooper
-Aníbal Cesis GodoyMidfielder
21A. HenríquezMidfielder
8M. SánchezMidfielder
18L. TejadaStriker
-Kevin Melgar
-L. MejíaGoalkeeper
13Jean CedeñoMidfielder
17Luis Alfonso HenriquezDefender
-Roberto ChenDefender
6G. GómezMidfielder
14J. PérezMidfielder
-N. Barahona
-R. Escobar
-E. Aguilar
8Gabriel TorresStriker
-R. BlackburnStriker
Matchday 5
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