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  • January 25, 2012
  • • 8:35 PM
  • • Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez, Ciudad de Panamá
  • Referee: F. Chacon
  • • Attendance: 15000
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  • 90' + 4'
    One final corner for the USA and that'll do it. A win for Klinsmann despite going down a man. Zusi with the winner.. Cameron sent off, and the USA held on.
  • 90' + 3'
    Not much time left and the USA has done a credible job of running this match out. Killing time still, but chipping out a result. It's something Klinsmann's teams with the USA haven't done enough of, but this group seems to be on the verge of getting it done tonight.
  • 90'
    Three minutes of stoppage added on.
  • 89'
    Not much time left, and I think at this point this would be a result these USA players can be happy with. 1-0 on the road, down a man. There's something to be said for that. And it's a credit to Klinsmann for getting them organized to do it in the second half.
  • 86'
    Another huge miss. If Perez and company had been this far off in the Gold Cup there would have been no semifinal. Not good defending from Parke, just a glaring miss.
  • 84'
    Again the USA works it around, but usually back, and it has to be pushed up the field by Johnson.
  • 82'
    Another shot up over Johnson's net.
  • 79'
    The USA is holding on now. Very little going forward, allowing Panama to have the ball and just sitting back, inviting the game to come. It's not a positive look, but one that could very well win this game.
  • 78'
    PEREZ!! He's missed it!. Great cross in and he finally got well on the end of one, powerful header is off the mark.
  • 76'
    Bunbury comes off. Not his best shift. Sapong on now to do the running.
  • 73'
    Yellow Card A.J. DeLaGarza
    To the credit of the USA, they're holding the ball well enough, but AJ just picked up a card after he lost it. Still, killing time efficiently.
  • 68'
    Parkhurst has to win another header, not exactly his forte and he really didn't win it, but did enough to avert the threat of Renteria.
  • 67'
    Bunbury is having a lot asked of him to chase up front.
  • 66'
    Johnson shows steady hands to claim a ball over the top. Brave goalkeeping is always good to see.
  • 62'
    Not a bad move forward for the US, ends up as a goal kick, but it pulls the pressure off for a minute, makes Panama reload its attack.
  • 59'
    USA seemingly holding up well for the time being, but Panama has had a lot of the ball since the card and will probably continue to hold it. Klinsmann's side is sitting back now more than we've seen.
  • 55'
    USA now down to 10 men and defending a dangerous set play. Parke comes on for Wondolowski and the free kick is up over the goal.
  • 50'
    Once again, not a great start to the half from the USA.
  • 46'
    We're back in action. Rimando is off the pitch now, getting a look at Sean Johnson in goal this half.
  • Haltime team talk will need to be a good one. Composure seems to be lacking a bit all around the pitch. Rimando has been huge in keeping the USA ahead.
  • 45' + 7'
    Red Card Geoff Cameron
    Cameron with a foul from behind, called as a scoring chance. Not sure how true it was but he's off either way.
  • 45'
    Halftime whistle goes. 1-0 to the USA, but not the most inspiring half of football you'll ever see.
  • 44'
    Perez is always lurking dangerously when the ball pops free. To this point the US has kept him in check well though.
  • 43'
    Panama with another corner. The USA has dealt well with these tonight, and did so again initially, but a sloppy clearance nearly led to chance. The flag went up, and Rimando had the save anyway.
  • 42'
    Yellow Card Jermaine Jones
    And that's a huge turning point!! Cameron just got sent off for a foul, called a clear scoring chance, but was it? Either way, he's off.
  • 41'
    The US may be up in this game, but clearly not well in control of it. Panama is continually offering a real threat and it's turned into a very physical match.
  • 38'
    Poor decision there to have a go from range. Shea was breaking down the left, but instead of picking him out this group of USA players decided to stick with having a go from well outside the box.
  • 36'
    Rimando with another massive save. Clark was slow coming off the ground and it led to a chance, but Rimando is not wasting this chance to claim a place with Klinsmann's team. Another great stop to keep the USA in front.
  • 34'
    To be fair to Rimando, he was pulled out to make the first save, no intention to place the blame on him, but the threat that Panama showed in the Gold Cup is very much still in play, and the USA's defense still looks like it can be had.
  • 33'
    The USA continues to escape danger. That time Rimando was way out of position and the shot was pushed wide for a corner.
  • 30'
    Wow, and that should have been 2-0, but a great piece of goalkeeping from Mejia kept it at one. Jones hit a stinger that forced a rebound, and Wondo's header was pulled off the line with a diving one-hander from the 'keeper. What a great play, but it really should have been finished.
  • 26'
    Waithe!!!! Oh what a chance gone begging and what a save from Rimando!! Blocks the break away and then comes back to keep it out.
  • 23'
    Panama has found a lot of joy down the USA's left side. And with Perez lurking in the middle that's not a good thing. Rodriguez is causing some big problems.
  • 21'
    Loyd with another good ball into the box, skips dangerously in front of the keeper.
  • 19'
    USA with a good move forward, Clark has a go from way outside and puts it well over the bar.
  • 17'
    USA living dangerously. Good cross in there that just misses a head. Could have been a huge problem but slips on out of play.
  • 12'
    The U.S. is still being forced to defend. Bunbury just came back 10 yards from his own box to try and get on the ball.
  • 10'
    That goal turns this match on its head a bit. Panama has a corner down at the other end now though, but we'll see if the USA keeps searching for goals. Corner cleared away.
  • 9'
    Goal Graham Zusi
    GOAL!!!!! Lyod with the ball in that Bunbury makes a bit of a hash of, but it falls perfectly to Zusi!! He put that away nicely.
  • 8'
    Decent move forward for the USA but Zusi's cross came up short of Bunbury.
  • 5'
    Foul on Panama there. The USA hasn't really found this match much yet. Very disjointed.
  • 3'
    Feeling out process right now, but Panama is creating some issues. Another run in behind the USA back line and a weak shot is about all that kept the USA out of real danger.
  • 1'
    The match is underway. And it's Panama with an early run at the USA's goal. Blocked away out of danger and the U.S. gets a touch and tries to hold on to the ball for a bit.
  • Allen Ramsey here to take you through this one. Our Mike Slane is down in Panama for the match tonight as well so stick around to see what the player have to say after the match.
  • This will be a nice test for the USA. Klinsmann has decided to take his team on the road into a very hostile place, one with a team that has the ability to really cause the USA problems as we all saw in the Gold Cup last summer.
  • Getting set for the USA's match in Panama tonight. Starting lineups are in and the USA is fielding a good group. Cameron, Shea and Bunbury will be the guys to really keep an eye on.