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October 16, 2013 2:30 AM BST
Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez — Ciudad de Panamá
Referee:‬ C. Campbell‎
Attendance:‬ 18254‎
 
M. Orozco 64′
83′ L. Tejada
Graham Zusi 90+3′
 

Panama-United States Preview: Visitors to rest key stars

Jurgen Klinsmann's men have already confirmed their place at next year's World Cup and will rest Landon Donovan among others, giving hosts hope of qualifying for Brazil 2014

Landon Donovan, USA, United States; Roberto Chen, Panama; Gold Cup
DON EMMERT / AFP

Panama face the United States in their final World Cup qualifying fixture with a slim chance of claiming a play-off place.

Julio Dely Valdes' charges trail fourth-placed Mexico by three points, meaning they have to beat the USA and hope Mexico lose away to Costa Rica.

That scenario appears unlikely, with Mexico still harbouring hopes of an automatic qualification berth from the Concacaf section.

But with the United States already confirming their place in Brazil next year, Panama will be confident of an upset against Jurgen Klinsmann's outfit.

If Panama are to secure an improbable intercontinental play-off with New Zealand they will have to arrest a run of four games without victory.

That included a 1-0 defeat to the United States in the Gold Cup final in July, but they will be well backed by the Estadio Rommel Fernandez Gutierrez support.

Panama's hopes of a play-off spot were dealt a blow after they lost 2-1 to Mexico on Saturday.

Luis Tejada had cancelled out Oribe Peralta's opener, but with just five minutes remaining Raul Jimenez notched a crucial winner.

The United States are already assured of their place as group winners, as they hold an unassailable lead over second-place Costa Rica.

Klinsmann's team have lost just twice in nine outings in the group, and their latest success came with a 2-0 home win over Jamaica on Friday.

It took until the 77th minute to find the breakthrough as Graham Zusi netted before Jozy Altidore confirmed victory.

Panama's task is made even more daunting by the USA's recent form.

The United States have tasted defeat just once in 15 matches.



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World Cup Qualifying - Concacaf ‎(WCQ)‎ Oct 16, 2013 Panama 2 - United States 3
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CONCACAF Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jul 28, 2013 United States 1 - Panama 0
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World Cup Qualifying - Concacaf ‎(WCQ)‎ Jun 12, 2013 United States 2 - Panama 0
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International Friendlies ‎(FR)‎ Jan 26, 2012 Panama 0 - United States 1
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CONCACAF Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jun 23, 2011 United States 1 - Panama 0
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1J. PenedoGoalkeeper
4C. RodríguezDefender
23F. BaloyDefender
17Luis Alfonso HenriquezDefender
5R. TorresDefender
21A. HenríquezMidfielder
19QuinteroMidfielder
6G. GómezMidfielder
-M. SánchezMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
8Gabriel TorresStriker
-Alex RodríguezGoalkeeper
-L. MejíaGoalkeeper
22E. BonagaMidfielder
-H. CummingsDefender
-Roberto ChenDefender
-Richard DixonDefender
-Aníbal Cesis GodoyMidfielder
-J. JiménezDefender
14J. PérezMidfielder
18L. TejadaStriker
-R. BlackburnStriker
15Y. GlaizeStriker
18Bradley GuzanGoalkeeper
21C. GoodsonDefender
15E. CastilloDefender
16M. OrozcoDefender
22Alejandro BedoyaMidfielder
-Brad EvansMidfielder
-Graham ZusiStriker
-Kyle BeckermanGoalkeeper
-M. DiskerudMidfielder
16Sacha KljestanMidfielder
17Jozy AltidoreStriker
22Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
-Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
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20Geoff CameronDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
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19Chris WondolowskiStriker
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