Panama will look to gain revenge for its 2011 Gold Cup semifinal defeat.
|Panama (4-4-2): Mejia; Benitez, Rodriguez, Algandona, Vasquez; Sanchez, Gomez, Waithe, Quintero; Perez, Renteria.
Goalkeepers: Luis Mejia (Fenix), Kevin Melgar (Alianza FC)
Defenders: Rolando Algandona (San Francisco FC), Edward Benitez (Sporting SM), Eduardo Dasent (Tauro FC), Carlos Rodriguez (FC Dallas), Sergio Thompson (Sporting SM), Eric Vasquez (Chorrillo FC)
Midfielders: Rolando Botello (Tauro FC), Gabriel Gomez (Philadephia Union), Juan de Gracia (Chepo FC), Luis Ovalle (Sporting SM), Alberto Quintero (Chorrillo FC), Marcos Sanchez (Tauro FC), Amir Waithe (San Francisco FC)
Forwards: Manuel Mosquera (Arabe Unido), Blas Perez (FC Dallas), Luis Renteria (Tauro FC).
|USA (4-2-3-1): Hamid, DeLaGarza, Cameron, Parkhurst, Pearce; Jones, Larentowicz; Feilhaber, Zusi, Shea; Wondolowski||
Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders: Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Jeff Parke (Seattle Sounders FC), Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA)
Midfielders: Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Benny Feilhaber (New England Revolution), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards: Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), C.J. Sapong (Sporting Kansas City), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- The U.S. defeated Venezuela 1-0 on Saturday night, courtesy of a last-second header from Ricardo Clark.
- With the clean sheet Saturday, Bill Hamid became the ninth goalkeeper in U.S. history to collect a shutout in his first game.
- The last time the U.S. team played in Panama, it won 3-0 in a World Cup qualifying match in 2005.
In their last meeting, the U.S. beat Panama 1-0 in the 2011 Gold Cup semifinals, thanks to a second-half Clint Dempsey goal.
- Two new FC Dallas signings are on Panama's roster: Defender Carlos Rodriguez, and forward Blas Perez. New Philadelphia Union midfielder Gabriel Gomez also makes the roster
- Four U.S. players made their international debuts against Venezuela: Hamid, DeLaGarza, Zusi and Sapong. Jeff Parke is now the only uncapped member of the roster.
- All but four members of Panama's roster are domestic-based.
- The match will kick off on Jan. 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET and can be seen in the U.S. on ESPN3.com and Galavision.