Panama through Luis Tejada and Gabriel Gomez go 2 up before Clarence Goodson pulls one back. The Panamanians secure a spot in the knock out stage while the USA will duke it out with Canada for the second spot after their neighbours to the north won against Guadeloupe . It was the USA’s first ever loss in the Gold Cup group stage – an unbeaten streak of 26 matches coming to a screaming halt.
Landon Donovan post match:
“First of all, give Panama a lot of credit. They started the game well, took the initiative to be aggressive and made some early plays. It took us a while to get into the game and our second half was very good, but when you dig yourself a hole that deep sometimes you can’t get out of it.”