2019 Concacaf Gold Cup — Group Stage
Panama vs. United States
Children's Mercy Park — Kansas City
June 26 — 9:00 PM ET
TV: FS1, UniMás, UDN
STREAMING: FOX Sports GO
Having already clinched a berth in the quarterfinals, the US men's national team and Panama renew their rivalry Wednesday night at Children's Mercy Park with the top spot in Group D up for grabs.
The teams have met 10 times in the Gold Cup, with the US holding a 5-1-4 advantage. The last meeting was an international friendly in January, won by the USMNT, 3-0.
After opening the tournament with a 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago, Panama clinched their spot in the quarterfinals with a 4-2 victory over Guyana Saturday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Abdiel Arroyo opened the scoring for Los Canaleros in the 16th minute before Neil Danns leveled for the Gold Cup debutants from the penalty spot. Panama retook the lead courtesy of an own goal five minutes from halftime. Eric Davis made it 3-1 in the 51st minute and Gabriel Torres put the game away four minutes from full time before Danns added his second from the penalty spot in second-half stoppage time.
Revenge or not, the USMNT secured safe passage into the quarterfinals with a decisive 6-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago Saturday night in Cleveland. After a sluggish start, Aaron Long put the US in front with his first international goal in the 41st minute. The score remained 1-0 until the 66th minute when Gyasi Zardes doubled the advantage and opened the floodgates.
Zardes added his second three minutes later, followed by goals by Christian Pulisic, Paul Arriola and Long's second to cap the scoring.
- Panama: 1 win, 8 goals
- United States: 5 wins, 12 goals
- 4 draws
- To be announced