Panama and the USMNT split the points in Panama City, drawing 1-1 in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The USMNT and Panama traded first-half goals. Christian Pulisic weaved his way through the Panama box to find Clint Dempsey in the 39th minute. Panama equalized four minutes later through Gabriel Gomez.
The USMNT is in 4th-place in the Hexagonal table, tied on points with 5th-place Honduras. They trail 3rd-place Panama by a point.
Elsewhere in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, Honduras and Costa Rica finished 1-1 at Estadio Francisco Morazan. Antony Lozano put Honduras up in the 35th minute with Kendall Watson equalizing in the 68th.
Mexico added three more points to the top of the Hexagonal table with a 1-0 win at Trinidad & Tobago. Diego Reyes scored in the 58th minute at Hasely Crawford Stadium. Alfredo Talavera kept the clean sheet.
In Gold Cup qualifying, Nicaragua stormed back to take the final Group B spot with a 3-0 shutout of Haiti to advance 4-3 on aggregate. Juan Barrera made the difference for Nicaragua, scoring all three goals.
— GAME REPORT —
Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Panama
Date: March 28, 2017
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – Qualifier
Venue: Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama
Kickoff: 9 p.m. CT
Weather: 80 degrees; Mostly Clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
PAN 1 0 1
USA – Clint Dempsey (Christian Pulisic) 39th minute
PAN – Gabriel Gomez
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 19-Graham Zusi, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 14-Tim Ream, 2-Jorge Villafaña; 10-Christian Pulisic, 4-Michael Bradley (capt.), 13-Jermaine Jones (23-Kellyn Acosta, 75), 15-Darlington Nagbe (11-Alejandro Bedoya, 69); 8-Clint Dempsey, 17-Jozy Altidore (9-Paul Arriola, 82)
Subs not used: 5-Matt Besler, 6-Dax McCarty, 7-DaMarcus Beasley, 12-David Bingham, 16-Sacha Kljestan, 18-Chris Wondolowski, 20-Geoff Cameron, 21-Walker Zimmerman, 22-Nick Rimando
Head coach: Bruce Arena
PAN : 1-Jaime Penedo, 13-Adolfo Machado; 23-Felipe Baloy (capt.), 5-Roman Torres, 17-Luis Ovalle; 6-Gabriel Gomez (21-Amilcar Henriquez, 80), 20-Anibal Godoy, 11-Armando Cooper, 19-Alberto Quintero (8-Edgar Yoel Barcenas, 75); 9-Gabriel Torres (22-Abdiel Arroyo, 83), 18-Luis Tejeda
Subs not used: 12-Jose Calderon, 2-Michael Amir Murillo, 3-Jan Carlos Vargas, 4-Roderick Miller, 14-Miguel Camargo, 15-Eric Davis, 16-Josiel Nunez, 10-Alejandro Taylor
Head coach: Hernán Darío Gómez
Stats Summary: USA / PAN
Shots: 7 / 19
Shots on Goal: 3 / 4
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 4 / 4
Fouls: 10 / 14
Offside: 0 / 2
Referee: Cesar Ramos (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Marvin Torrentera (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Miguel Hernandez (MEX)
Fourth Official: Erick Miranda (MEX)