With the USMNT already in the quarterfinals of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup as group winners, they finished their Group A schedule drawing 1-1 with Panama at Sporting Park in Kansas City. The USMNT trailed from the 34th minute when Blas Perez scored.
USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann once again experimented with his lineup, returning to the defenders he used in the opening Group A game against Guatemala and leaving Clint Dempsey on the bench. Dempsey subbed on to start the second-half alongside DeAndre Yedlin. The USMNT attack saw more of the ball after only taking two shots in the first-half. Alejandro Bedoya found Michael Bradley in the box for the USMNT equalizer in the 55th minute.
In the early game, Haiti shutout Honduras 1-0. That result eliminated Honduras. Haiti’s Duckens Nazon scored the game’s only goal in the 14th minute. Haiti finish in 2nd-place advancing to the quarterfinals. Panama will wait on other results to see if they advance as one of the two 3rd-place teams.
The USMNT will be without John Brooks for the quarterfinal after Brooks picked up a yellow card. Klinsmann can make six changes to his squad, limited to players he named to the provisional roster but didn’t include in his 23-man squad.
— GAME REPORT —
Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Panama
Date: July 13, 2015
Competition: 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup; Group A
Venue: Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. CT
Weather: 92 degrees; Partly cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
PAN 1 0 1
PAN – Blas Perez (Luis Tejada) 34th minute
USA – Michael Bradley (Alejandro Bedoya) 55
USA: 1-Brad Guzan; 21-Timmy Chandler, 13-Ventura Alvarado, 6-John Brooks, 23-Fabian Johnson; 5-Kyle Beckerman, 11-Alejandro Bedoya (9-Aron Johannsson, 71), 7-Alfredo Morales (2-DeAndre Yedlin, 46), 4-Michael Bradley (capt.); 18-Chris Wondolowski (8-Clint Dempsey, 46), 20-Gyasi Zardes
Subs Not Used : 12-Nick Rimando, 22-William Yarbrough; 3-Omar Gonzalez, 10-Mix Diskerud, 14-Greg Garza, 15-Tim Ream, 16-Brad Evans, 17-Jozy Altidore, 19-Graham Zusi
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann
PAN: 1-Jamie Penedo; 11-Armando Cooper, 5-Roman Torres (capt.), 3-Harold Cummings, 15-Erick Davis; 2-Valentin Pimentel (14-Miguel Camargo, 62), 20-Anibal Godoy, 6-Gabriel Gomez, 19-Alberto Quintero (22-Abdiel Arroyo, 86); 7-Blas Perez, 10-Luis Tejada (9-Roberto Nurse, 71)
Subs Not Used: 4-Alfredo Stephens, 8-Gabriel Torres, 12-Luis Mejia, 13-Adolfo Machado, 16-Rolando Blackburn, 17-Luis Henriquez, 18-Darwin Pinzon, 21-Jose Calderon, 23-Angel Patrick
Head coach: Hernan Gomez
Stats Summary: USA / PAN
Shots: 6 / 12
Shots on Goal: 3 / 8
Saves: 7 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 4
Fouls: 14 / 17
Offside: 2 / 1
USA – John Brooks (caution) 16th minute
USA -Timmy Chandler (caution) 44
PAN – Anibal Godoy (caution) 45
USA – Alvarado Ventura (caution) 48
Referee: Roberto Garcia (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Alberto Morin (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Leonel Leal (CRC)
4th Official: Henry Bejarano (CRC)