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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • October 16, 2013
  • • 02:30
  • • Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez, Ciudad de Panamá
  • Referee: C. Campbell
  • • Attendance: 18254

Live Commentary

  • That's it, the USA has won, giving Mexico new life. Wow what a night.
  • 90' + 4'
    Goal Aron Jóhannsson
  • 90' + 3'
    Assist Brad Davis
  • 90' + 3'
    Goal Graham Zusi
  • 90' + 3'
    Wow, that's crushing, Johannsson adds a third, and in stoppage time, Panama is out of the World Cup.
  • 90' + 3'
    USA!!! OH WOW!!! It's 2-2! Mexico back in... What is going on Tonight???
  • 90' + 1'
    Panama must hold on for three more minutes, and hope Mexico doesn't pull off another miracle.
  • 90'
    Dangerous living from Panama. Boyd just off getting a touch, and the USA isn't going to make this easy.
  • 88'
    So close now for Panama.
  • 86'
    Oh my oh my, this is getting crazy. Panama, as it stands, would be in the World Cup playoffs.
  • 85'
    Yellow Card L. Tejada
  • 84'
    OH MY GOODNESS!! Tejada, third time is the charm. It's Panama, a goal ahead. Mexico in real trouble.
  • 83'
    Yellow Card R. Torres
  • 83'
    Goal L. Tejada
  • 82'
    Oh my goodness. Tejada has had two good looks since coming on, this time with a head that he can't turn home.
  • 80'
    Panama living dangerously. A great dive to push a cross out and save a U.S. goal.
  • 78'
    SubstitutionM. Sánchez L. Tejada
  • 78'
    Here comes Tejada! Panama's last toss of the dice.
  • 77'
    Panama with under a quarter of an hour left to find a goal, a goal and a chance at the World Cup. That's all that stands between Panama and a playoff place right now.
  • 76'
    SubstitutionJozy Altidore Terrence Boyd
  • 73'
    This is going to be an insane closing run in CONCACAF. Mexico down 2-1 but in. Panama level with the USA. The next goal in either match will be massive.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionC. Rodríguez J. Jiménez
  • 72'
    SubstitutionG. Gómez R. Chen
  • 71'
    Bedoya getting a stern test as a right back right now.
  • 69'
    Why Panama didn't keep this pace of attack up throughout is beyond me. Now trying to turn the screws again.
  • 67'
    The pace is back in this game. Guzan has to make a big save, Torres with the shot from a tough angle.
  • 66'
    Bedoya really should have given up a penalty there. Just barged in from behind on Quintero, and got away with it.
  • 65'
    Here's the kicker for Panama, Costa Rica has scored as well, so Mexico is back behind.
  • 64'
    Assist Brad Davis
  • 64'
    Goal M. Orozco
  • 64'
    GOAL!!! USA pulls back level. Orozco with the goal.
  • 63'
    That's a really good ball from Davis, floated in nicely for Altidore and a corner won from it.
  • 62'
    SubstitutionM. Diskerud Aron Jóhannsson
  • 61'
    Evans floats a cross over everybody from the left, Zusi picks it up and hits his cross short coming back the other way. Now Johannsson is on the pitch with Altidore.
  • 60'
    U.S. being very loose at the back tonight. Not a huge concern with the group that's out there, but could be much cleaner.
  • 58'
    Castillo with a little darting run out of the back, won a foul in the process.
  • 57'
    Brad Davis makes his way onto the pitch. Maybe some service from the flank now for the USA.
  • 56'
    SubstitutionBrad Evans Brad Davis
  • 55'
    Evans is ghosted down the sideline there by Quintero, who very nearly set Perez up to make it 2-0. Saved off the line by Castillo.
  • 54'
    Evans this time throws a low ball across the face of goal but it's swallowed up.
  • 52'
    Evans returns the favor from the other side.
  • 51'
    Bedoya with a scuffed cross. Not his best night.
  • 48'
    Credit once again to Baloy, who has been in Altidore's hip pocket all night, there again.
  • 46'
    We're back and under way.
  • There's the end of the first half. 1-0 to Panama.
  • 45'
    Diskerud really let Bedoya down there. Had a chance and a good angle to play him in and left it on the back foot where Bedoya had trouble getting a shot off.
  • 43'
    Perez with a chance to make it 2-0 and just can't get the touch on the final ball.
  • 41'
    Diskerud tried to set Altidore up with a volley that was blocked away.
  • 39'
    The USA got out on the break, with Bedoya having the shot that was punched away, but it was one of the better attacking moves for Klinsmann's side.
  • 37'
    Since Panama's goal the pace has really slowed. This USA team has the ability to move the ball around, but no real driving force showing up yet.
  • 33'
    Diskerud tried to lay a ball off there, nice take to get some space, but probably had a better option from the pass. Either way, Panama gets it clear and the danger is gone.
  • 29'
    Panama has been caught offside twice now, but neither was well officiated. The home team is slipping in behind the USA back line pretty well.
  • 28'
    Mexico back level. Peralta with the goal.
  • 27'
    Panama still getting a good run in this game. The USA, after opening well, has slowed down and Panama is doing a good job of holding the ball.
  • 24'
    Costa Rica has now taken the lead over Mexico. Wow, the early going is all in Panama's favor.
  • 22'
    So Panama has the goal it needed to get things going. Mexico is still 0-0 with Costa Rica, a result that would be fine for El Tri, but give credit to the Panamanians for coming out with the attacking mindset.
  • 20'
    Castillo with a terrible pass that set up Panama's goal, and right behind the home side had another chance through Perez, but Guzan gets down to make the save on the second one.
  • 18'
    Assist M. Sánchez
  • 18'
    Goal Gabriel Torres
  • 18'
    Panama GOAL!!! Torres, and that's what the fans were waiting for. Torres picks up a pass at the top of the box and bangs it home.
  • 16'
    Altidore with some really nice play but has his shot blocked. Nice move to beat the first couple defenders.
  • 15'
    Corner now for the USA. Evans has his cross blocked behind the line.
  • 13'
    Orozco has to clear one off the line for the USA. Panama making some chances through Sanchez and Quintero.
  • 10'
    A real chance for Panama but the bounce isn't read correctly and slips through to Guzan. Panama showing more attacking intent tonight that it did against Mexico, but of course this is a real must win game.
  • 8'
    So for tonight, to give you a bit of a rundown, a Panama win and a Mexico loss would jumble things up for the fourth spot in CONCACAF, where it would come down to goal difference. The USA has no worries and thus the experimental team.
  • 6'
    This USA midfield, with five central players on the pitch, looks sharp early on. Building things very well. But Panama has another corner coming after a break forward,
  • 3'
    Panama with a corner coming up. Plenty of threat from these.
  • 2'
    Nice little build from the USA ends with Bedoya, and then Zusi having hits. Neither trouble the keeper, but a good start.
  • 1'
    We're off and running.
  • Rainy night in Panama, but the teams are on the field.
  • Welcome in to Goal's LIVE call of the USA's final 2014 World Cup qualifiers. We'll keep you up to date with all the latest happenings from the match, starting right now with Klinsmann's starting team. Guzan will be in goal, with Evans, Orozco, Goodson and Castillo in front of him. Bedoya, Beckerman, Zusi, Diskerud and Kljestan make up the midfield with tonight's captain, Jozy Altidore up top.