MNT Jul 28, 2013
- The United States holds a 9-1-2 lifetime record against Panama, including an 8-1-1 record on U.S. soil.
- A total of 11 of the 12 meetings between the two teams have come in either the CONCACAF Gold Cup or FIFA World Cup Qualifying. In those games, the U.S. holds a 8-1-2 record.
- Eight of the 13 games have been decided by a goal or less.
- A total of 15 players on the roster have experience against Panama. Donovan leads with eight appearances, while Beasley has seven.
- Four players have scored against the Marea Roja: Donovan (4), Johnson (3), Beckerman and Goodson. Beckerman’s goal – his first career for the MNT – was the game-winner in the 2009 Gold Cup quarterfinal.
- In the 6-0 victory against Panama in World Cup Qualifying on Oct. 13, 2004, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Eddie Johnson became the first U.S. player in history to record a hat trick as a substitute.
- This is the second meeting between the teams in six weeks. On June 11 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, goals from Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson paced the U.S. to a 2-0 win in front of 40,847 fans. The goal for Johnson was his 11th in 16 career World Cup Qualifying games, and puts him one behind all-time leaders Clint Dempsey and Donovan.
- On that day, Stuart Holden came on as a late sub, making his first FIFA World Cup Qualifying appearance since the match against Costa Rica on Oct. 14, 2009.
- The teams met in a friendly for the first time, a 1-0 win on Jan. 25, 2012, in Panama City. U.S. goalkeeper and Budweiser Man of the Match Nick Rimando earned his sixth career cap that day. Sean Johnson collected his first cap for the Senior Team when he replaced Rimando at halftime.
- The teams met in the final of the 2005 Gold Cup, a 0-0 draw that was decided in penalties. Kasey Keller, currently on assignment as the U.S. goalkeeper coach, stood in goal. His counterpart was Jaime Penedo, who is still the starting ‘keeper for Panama.
- In their last encounter in the Gold Cup, Clint Dempsey scored the lone goal in the USA's 1-0 victory in the semifinal round of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, marking the fourth straight time that the U.S. has eliminated Panama from the Gold Cup's knockout round.
- Earlier in that tournament, Panama collected its only victory against the United States, a 2-1 win on June 11 in Tampa, Fla. The defeat remains the only U.S. loss ever in the group phase of the tournament dating back to 1991.
- Chris Wondolowski entered as a sub in that game. Panama's Blas Perez drew the penalty kick that proved decisive in that match.