Controversial goals help Panama and Honduras win to oust US from World Cup

US national team fans rocked by the nation's failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be especially miffed to watch video of the first of Panama's two goals which lifted them to a 2-1 victory against Costa Rica in a result that ultimately doomed the USA to watch the 2018 World Cup from home.

Former Colorado Rapids forward Gaby Torres was credited with Panama's 52nd-minute equalizer, but based on the replays, the ball never crossed the goal line.

Despite the protests from the Costa Ricans, head referee Walter Lopez allowed the goal to stand after consulting with his assistant.

With two minutes left in the match, Seattle Sounders center back Roman Torres would score the go-ahead goal that put Panama into the World Cup for the first time in the nation's history.

The other result on the night that ensured the US were eliminated from World Cup contention came in San Pedro Sula, where Honduras came back from 1-0 and 2-1 down to beat Mexico 3-2.

But the last two goals by the catrachos could have arguably been wiped away for a foul and an offside call respectively. Judge for yourself: