Wasn't tested much by Panama as the U.S. defense kept the Central American side out of the box. Was more alert in the second half. Almost got into a fight with a Panama player.
Continues to be a valuable veteran presence in the center of the defense.
Had his best game of the Gold Cup, matching Luis Tejada's physical game and winning headers.
Moved well in the first half and marked his man well throughout.
Was solid in the first half but as Panama's attack became more aggressive, he was pinned back and forced to defend a lot more.
Had some decent tackles but didn't have much of an impact offensively.
Had a good first half but as Panama became more aggressive, he was less effective in the midfield. Had a golden opportunity to double the U.S. but made a poor decision to pass instead.
Didn't have too much time on the ball in the first half and wasn't able to make much of an impact. Was subbed out to start the second half.
Moved well in the first half and created several dangerous opportunities for the U.S. with some accurate crosses.
Was feisty throughout the first half but it is still obvious that he is learning the game. He showed rookie indecisiveness throughout the game. In the second half, he became less effective and was subbed for Adu.
While he wasn't as aggressive as he was in previous games, he came through when it mattered scoring a great poachers effort.
- 1 J. Penedo
Was good moving forward but made some horrendous passing decisions. He took a 35-yard attempt when he had two forwards near the box.
Decent night but was partially responsible for Dempsey’s goal as he should have been in front of Donovan.
Marked his man well and won some headers.
Henriquez was over aggressive at times and was shown a yellow card as a result.
- 21 A. Henríquez
Created a lot of chances early in the second half when it appeared as if Panama was gaining momentum but was overall contained by U.S. midfield.
Made some good tackles but was often hurried by the U.S. midfield.
Wasn’t able to have much of an impact in the possession aspects of the game and was pulled off early for Renteria. Had one of the best attempts of the game though.
Had a good engine on the pitch but his effort declined once the U.S. took the lead.
Despite not having Bilas Perez, he continued to be lethal using his physical prowess to attack the U.S. defense.
- 23 M. Hahnemann
- 15 T. Ream
- 12 J. Bornstein
Came on as a shock substitution and ignited the play of the game with a superb pass to Donovan.
- 7 M. Edu
- 11 C. Wondolowski
Started off slowly in the second half but had a clutch low driven cross to set up Dempsey. Decent night off the bench and he was able to gain some valuable rest as well for the fianl
- 12 L. Mejía
- 14 E. Dasent
- 3 H. Cummings
Was assertive but couldn't retain possession. Had a few strong moments when Panama almost appeared to get into the game.
Came on too late to have any real impact on the game.
Came on late and didn't have an impact.
Came on late to give some the team some offense but wasn't able to do much.