MNT Jun 21, 2011
The U.S. celebrates the PK shootout win in the 2005 final.
The U.S. and Panama meet in the knockout stage of the 2011 Gold Cup for the fourth consecutive tournament, with the U.S. knocking Panama out of each of the last three editions.
The consecutive meetings began in 2005 when the teams played to a scoreless draw in the final with the U.S. hoisting the trophy after a 3-1 victory in a penalty shootout.
Subsequently, the U.S. defeated Panama 2-1 in the quarterfinals of each of the last two tournaments, the 2009 victory requiring overtime for a Kenny Cooper penalty kick to send the U.S. into the semifinals.
USA-PANAMA SERIES RECAP
- Panama defeated the U.S. for the first time ever with a 2-1 win in the second game of the group stage of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Luis Tejada and Gabriel Gomez scored for Panama in the first half. Clarence Goodson scored for the U.S. in the second half.
- The U.S. is 3-1-1 against Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the tie coming in the 2005 final with the U.S. prevailing 3-1 on penalty kicks.
- Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and Oguchi Onyewu were part of the U.S. squad that day. Donovan took and converted the third penalty in the shootout.
- The four U.S. players in that shootout were: Santino Quaranta (goal), Chris Armas (save), Donovan (goal) and Brad Davis (goal). Kasey Keller made one save in goal.
- Donovan and Carlos Bocanegra scored in the 2007 quarterfinal against Panama at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
- Goodson and Robbie Rogers are the only members of the 2011 team that appeared in the 2009 quarterfinal victory in Philadelphia.
- The U.S. holds a 6-1-2 all-time record against Panama with 19 goals for and six goals against.
- All nine meetings between the two teams have come in either the Gold Cup or World Cup qualifying.
- In qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the teams met four times, playing home and away in both the semifinal and final rounds of qualifying. The U.S. won three times with one tie.
- Donovan scored twice against Panama in a 6-0 rout in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 13, 2004.
- On June 8, 2005, in Panama City, Donovan and Bocanegra scored in a 3-0 qualifying victory.