Panama defeated the USMNT 1-0, thanks to Anibal Godoy’s goal at the 54th minute, for Matchday 6 of the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers 2022. With this victory, Panama are third in the standings with eight points, the same amount as the USA. Gregg Berhalter’s team lost for the first time in the tournament.
It was a tough game for the USMNT, who couldn’t create many clear chances during the match. In fact, until the 70 minute of the game, the Yanks didn’t have any shots on target. Meanwhile, Panama was more incisive and got more opportunities to score.
While Matt Turner did have some key saves in the first half, the US goalkeeper couldn’t do anything in the 60th minute, when Godoy found the ball after a close corner kick. Ricardo Pepi, who entered in the second half, had the clearest chance for the USA but he couldn’t score. Here, check out the highlights and goals:
Panama vs USA: Match Preview
Panama and the United States face each other at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, today, October 10, 2021, at 6:00 PM (ET), in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers 2022. Here, you will find everything there is to know about this Final Round Matchday 5 game, such as the preview, information, predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch or live stream the match in the US.
This will be their 24th overall meeting. No surprises here as the USMNT are the absolute favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on 17 occasions so far; Panama have grabbed a triumph just twice to this day, and the remaining four games have ended in a draw.
Their most recent match was played on November 16, 2020, when the Stars and Stripes cruised past the Red Tide 6-2 in an International Friendly. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the first time this year, at the CONCACAF World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
Panama vs USA: Match Information
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Panama vs USA: Time By State in the U.S.
ET: 6:00 PM
CT: 5:00 PM
MT: 4:00 PM
PT: 3:00 PM
Panama vs USA: Storylines
Panama have been in a neutral form in the Final Round so far. In the first four games, they have managed only one victory, in addition to two draws and a loss. Meanwhile, the United States have been off to a great start, winning twice so far. In addition, two of their four matches of the final stage ended in a tie.
Los Canaleros currently sit in the fourth position with five points in four games so far. On the other hand, the United States men's national team are placed three positions above them, on top of the table with eight points won after four matches.
These opponents have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to July 14, 1993, when surprisingly, the USA grabbed a 2-1 triumph at the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see if either one of the clubs will grab the three points in Matchday 5 in the Final Qualifying Round.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Panama vs USA in the U.S.
The 2022 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers Third Round Matchday 5 game between Panama and USA, to be played today, at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, will be broadcasted on UNIVERSO, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Paramount+ in the United States.
Panama vs USA: Predictions And Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of the USA. FanDuel see them as the firm favorites to claim another win in this stage and they have given them -115 odds. The home side Panama, meanwhile, have a +400 odds to cause an upset this weekend, while a tie would result in a +200 payout.
* Odds by FanDuel