OT: USA-Panama Gold Cup Open Thread

Submitted by MGoShoe on June 11th, 2011 at 7:22 PM

CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C

United States (1-0-0) vs. Panama (1-0-0)

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

Kickoff: 8 pm ET

TV: Fox Soccer Channel, Telefutura, univisionfutbol.com, CONCACAF TV

USA’s all-time record in Gold Cup group play: 24-0-2.

USA Starters: Howard; Cherundolo, Goodson, Ream, Bocanegra; Dempsey, Bradley, Jones, Donovan; Altidore, Agudelo.

USA Subs: Hahnemann, Onyewu, Edu, Wondolowski, Lichaj, Kljestan, Bedoya.

Same starters, same subs as the Canada match.

U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A

Comments

beangoblue

June 11th, 2011 at 7:31 PM ^

They're playing down road from me, had no idea. Way to promote, Raymond James. Too hot and humid anyways, although the late start will help.
<br>¡Viva USA!

prummell2

June 11th, 2011 at 7:51 PM ^

Do you guys like them??  I know they are young but I think by the next world cup they will be a good back two.  Never really liked Onyewu

Wolverine In Iowa

June 11th, 2011 at 7:58 PM ^

I hope they continue to develop well -- very promising so far.  Onyewu, God bless him, was just not that good, and he won't ever get back to his form, I hate to say.  He got schooled in the 2006 WC against the Czech Republic, and then he's been injured a lot.

Genzilla

June 11th, 2011 at 8:13 PM ^

Juan will score along with Donovan on a PK and Goodson on a header off corner.  3-0 or 3-1 US.  Expect to see a great game from our midfield tonight.

Rabbit21

June 11th, 2011 at 9:01 PM ^

The reffing is incredibly bad in this one, Panama should be getting yellow carded into the stone age with the way they're playing.  Still can't figure out why Altidore got yellow-carded.

We're getting opportunities against Panama, but just aren't converting, I'm getting nervous that the U.S. is going to get frustrated and start pressing too much.

Rabbit21

June 11th, 2011 at 8:49 PM ^

Panama 2- U.S. 0

Ream caused one of the most bone-headed penalties I have ever seen.  U.S. is playing about as bad as they ever have and Panama is playing rough and now packing ten men behind the ball and Panama's goal keeper is hot, this one's over.

Oh, goody the goalie's making more of his injury than he needs to.  Why do so many soccer players do this? and why don't players do something along the lines of you like acting?  I'll give you something to act about!

quiqsilver

June 11th, 2011 at 9:23 PM ^

Ream and Goodson are just not good enough defenders for international football.  I can't think of a set of strikers that would not threaten them.

MGlobules

June 11th, 2011 at 9:29 PM ^

I just don't see where the improvement is coming from for the US as we move toward the next World Cup. They look absolutely f'ing miserable tonight.

Rabbit21

June 11th, 2011 at 10:03 PM ^

Well that was a waste of time.  Hope they pull their heads out and that Panama can get a result against Canada.  If not, first round exit from our own GD tournamnet and won't that be embarassing.  Great play in the last ten minutes.  Would have been nice to do it all game.

swan flu

June 11th, 2011 at 10:04 PM ^

That was embarrassing.  No one today deserved to wear the colors.  The shoulder check at the end by Bocanegra was absolutely classless.

 

Im so sick of our flat, boring play and Im sick of Bob Bradley.

Rabbit21

June 11th, 2011 at 10:08 PM ^

Bocanegra was frustrated and he damn well should have been.  Between this and the Spain game I haven't felt much pride in the team lately(going to the game in Detroit was a brief moment of happiness).  I like Bradley, but in a tournament this important to lay an egg like that is almost unforgiveable.  If the U.S. has another game even remotely like this in the tournament, some questions about his job security neede to be asked. 

Rabbit21

June 11th, 2011 at 10:10 PM ^

He should get another one, Striker depth isn't good and a mistake like that hopefully won't destroy his international career, I'm frustrated but I'm not pinning the game on him.  The team deserved to lose, missing that sitter was just karma talking.

E.L. blue fan

June 11th, 2011 at 10:17 PM ^

I don't know all that much about soccer but to me Jones is not very impressive, can someone more knowledgeable give me there take on him because I can't understand why Edu doesn't start over him. To me it looks like his passes don't connect and he commits to many fouls because he is out of position but again I am rather new to watching soccer so maybe I am way off?