Monday, June 13, 2011

USA 1 - Panama 2

US National Team Players, June 11, 2011

The United States got a first-half shock at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday night, falling behind by two goals to Panama. Luis Tejada opened the scoring in the 18th minute and Gabriel Gomez doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 35th. The USA came back when Clarence Goodson headed in a goal from a set piece in the 67th minute. Though the US came close several times in the closing minutes, they were unable to find an equalizer.

“You can’t start that way," US midfielder Landon Donovan said. "I think for some reason we were just a little lackadaisical, a little complacent early. We had some of the ball and we felt OK about ourselves, but they put us on our heels a few times and they made a play that changed the game. The penalty is a little fluky and now we’re chasing the game. We can’t start that way; that’s the overwhelming, obvious point.”

In the other Group C game, Canada beat Guadeloupe 1-0. Dwayne De Rosario converted a 50th minute penalty for the game's only goal.

-- Game Report --

Match: USA vs. Panama
Date: June 11, 2011
Competition: 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup; Group C
Venue: Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Attendance: 27,731
Weather: 85 degrees, warm

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
PAN 2 0 2

Scoring:
PAN – Luis Tejada 19th minute
PAN – Gabriel Gómez (penalty kick) 36
USA –Clarence Goodson (Michael Bradley) 68

Lineups:
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 21-Clarence Goodson (11-Chris Wondolowski, 78), 15-Tim Ream, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.); 8-Clint Dempsey, 4-Michael Bradley, 13-Jermaine Jones (16-Sacha Kljestan, 60), 10-Landon Donovan; 17-Jozy Altidore, 9-Juan Agudelo (22-Alejandro Bedoya, 61)
Subs not used: 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 7-Maurice Edu, 14-Eric Lichaj, 23-Marcus Hahnemann
Head Coach: Bob Bradley

PAN: 1-Jaime Penedo; 5-Román Torres, 14-Eduardo Dasent, 17-Luis Henríquez, 23-Felipe Baloy (capt.); 6-Gabriel Gómez, 10-Nelson Barahona (8-Gabriel Torres, 70), 11-Armando Cooper (19-Alberto Quintero, 84), 21-Amilcar Henríquez; 7-Blas Pérez, 18-Luis Tejada (22-Eybir Bonaga, 81)
Subs not used: 3-Harold Cummings, 12-Luis Mejía, 15-Eric Davis, 16-Luis Renteria
Head Coach: Julio Dely Valdes

Stats Summary: USA / PAN
Shots: 20 / 13
Shots on goal: 8 / 6
Saves: 4 / 7
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 16 / 16
Offside: 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Jermaine Jones (caution) 18th minute
PAN – Armando Cooper (caution) 25
USA – Jozy Altidore (caution) 25
USA – Clarence Goodson (caution) 56
USA – Alejandro Bedoya (caution) 64
PAN – Jaime Penedo (caution) 90+2
USA – Carlos Bocanegra (caution) 90+3

Officials:
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Jose Luis Camargo (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Alberto Morín (MEX)
Fourth Official: Jeffrey Solis (CRC)

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