MNT Jun 11, 2011
Here is the U.S. Men’s National Team lineup against Panama tonight. Watch live on FOX Soccer, TeleFutura, concacaf.com and univision.com. Follow line via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker or on Twitter @ussoccer.
This entry will be updated with stats and notes through and after tonight’s game.
The U.S. lineups vs. Panama is the same as the lineup in the Gold Cup opener.
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 21-Clarence Goodson, 15-Tim Ream, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.); 8-Clint Dempsey, 4-Michael Bradley, 13-Jermaine Jones, 10-Landon Donovan; 17-Jozy Altidore, 9-Juan Agudelo
Subs available: 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 7-Maurice Edu, 11-Chris Wondolowski, 14-Eric Lichaj, 16-Sacha Kljestan, 22-Alejandro Bedoya, 23-Marcus Hahnemann
- The U.S. starting lineup is the same from the opening match against Canada. The seven players on the bench are also the same.
- This is the first time that Bob Bradley has used the same lineup in back-to-back games since the semifinal and final of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- Landon Donovan sets the CONCACAF record for most all-time appearances with 24.
- Agudelo continues his streak of appearing in seven straight games, the longest on the team, including all six matches so far in 2011.
- Ream enters the game as the U.S. minutes leader in 2011 with 360
- Ream and Altidore are making their team-high fifth starts of 2011.
- Clarence Goodson is the only player on the gameday roster that appeared in the last meeting against Panama, coming on as a sub in the 2009 Gold Cup quarterfinals.
- Donovan is now at 132 caps. He is two behind Jeff Agoos for second all-time in U.S. MNT history.
- Eric Lichaj and Alejandro Bedoya are the only two players on the U.S. bench who have not yet appeared in a Gold Cup match during their careers.
- The U.S. last trailed 2-0 at halftime of a Gold Cup match in the final against Mexico in 1993.
- In the Gold Cup, the U.S. is 6-2-0 when trailing at halftime, including wins in each of the last four times they trailed at the half.
- The U.S. has only been scored on in three of 11 second games at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- The last time the U.S. gave up two goals in one half of a group stage match was July 11, 2009, against Haiti.
- The U.S. has never trailed by 2-0 at halftime in the group stage of the Gold Cup.
- The last time the U.S. gave up two goals in the first half of a Gold Cup match was the 2003 third-place match when Costa Rica struck twice on July 26, 2003. The U.S. trailed 2-1 at halftime and came back to win 3-2.
- The last time the U.S. gave up two goals in the first half of the Gold Cup group stage was on Jan. 13, 1996, vs. Trinidad & Tobago
- Clarence Goodson scores the third goal of his career, his second in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- Michael Bradley's assist was the first of his career to go along with eight goals.
- Alejandro Bedoya made his Gold Cup debut as a sub in the 61st minute.
- The U.S. Men fall to 24-1-2 in the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- That was the fifth loss ever for the U.S. in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- The victory was Panama's first over the U.S. The U.S. is now 6-1-2 all-time against Panama, including 3-1-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
At the end of group play, if two or more teams are equal on points (including ties among third place teams), the manner in which teams will advance to the next round will be resolved as follows and in the order indicated:
- Greater number of points in matches between the tied teams.
- Greater Goal Difference in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
- Greater number of goals scored in matches among the tied team (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
- Greater Goal Difference in all group matches.
- Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.
- Drawing of lots.