• Friday Oct 06, 2017

    WCQ Game Guide: USA v Panama

    Action from the CONCACAF Gold Cup match between the USA and Panama (white jersey) on July 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (Photo: AFP Services)

    2018 FIFA WORLD CUP

    CONCACAF Qualifying -- Final Round, Matchday 9

    Date: October 6, 2017

    Match: USA v Panama

    Venue: Orlando City Stadium – Orlando, Florida

    Time: 7:35 p.m. ET

     MATCH OFFICIALS

    R: Roberto Garcia (Mexico)

    AR1: Jose Luis Camargo (Mexico)

    AR2: Alberto Morin (Mexico)

    4th: Luis Enrique Santander (Mexico)

    SUSPENSIONS

    USA: none

    Panama: none

     ALL-TIME WCQ SERIES

    USA leads: 5W-2D-0L (18GF, 4GA)

    LAST WCQ MEETING

    March 28, 2017: Panama 1, USA 1

    Gabriel Gomez 43’ / Clint Dempsey 39’

    FIVE MATCH WCQ FORM

    USA: DLDWD

    Panama: WLDDD 

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING RESULTS 

    USA (Overall record: 6W-4D-4L … 32GF, 14GA)

    13.11.15 USA v St. Vincent & the Grenadines 6-1 W

    17.11.15 Trinidad & Tobago v USA 0-0 D

    25.03.16 Guatemala v USA 2-0 L

    29.03.16 USA v Guatemala 4-0 W

    02.09.16 St. Vincent & the Grenadines v USA 0-6 W

    06.09.16 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 4-0 W

    11.11.16 USA v Mexico 1-2 L

    15.11.16 Costa Rica v USA 4-0 L

    24.03.17 USA v Honduras 6-0 W

    28.03.17 Panama v USA 1-1 D

    08.06.17 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 W

    11.06.17 Mexico v USA 1-1 D

    01.09.17 Costa Rica v USA 2-0 L

    05.09.17 Honduras v USA 1-1 D

    Panama (Overall record: 5W-5D-4L … 14GF, 10GA)

    13.11.15 Jamaica v Panama 0-2 W

    17.11.15 Panama v Costa Rica 1-2 L

    25.03.16 Haiti v Panama 0-0 D

    29.03.16 Panama v Haiti 1-0 W

    02.09.16 Panama v Jamaica 2-0 W

    06.09.16 Costa Rica v Panama 3-1 L

    11.11.16 Honduras v Panama 0-1 W

    15.11.16 Panama v Mexico 0-0 D

    24.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Panama 1-0 L

    28.03.17 Panama v USA 1-1 D

    08.06.17 Costa Rica v Panama 0-0 D

    13.06.17 Panama v Honduras 2-2 D

    01.09.17 Mexico v Panama 1-0 L

    05.09.17 Panama v Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 W 

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING SCORERS

    USA: Jozy Altidore (6); Clint Dempsey, Christian Pulisic (5); Bobby Wood (4); Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron, Sacha Kljestan (2); Paul Arriola, Matt Besler, Fabian Johnson, Sebastian Lletget, Gyasi Zardes, Graham Zusi (1)

    Panama: Abdiel Arroyo, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres, own-goal in favor of (2); Felipe Baloy, Armando Cooper, Fidel Escobar, Gabriel Gomez, Blas Perez, Roman Torres (1)

    QUICK NOTES

    USA (Hexagonal: 4th place … 2W-3D-3L; 12GF, 11GA)

    - 5W-0D-2L in seven home 2018 WCQ games (2-0-2 in Hexagonal)

    - Holds record for most Hexagonal wins (31) and most first-place finishes (3)

    - Clint Dempsey is the USA’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup Qualifying with 18 goals

    - Played in seven straight World Cups (longest active streak of any CONCACAF side) 

    Panama (Hexagonal: 3rd place … 2W-4D-2L; 7GF, 5GA)

    - Can clinch first-ever FIFA World Cup berth with win at USA and Honduras loss at Costa Rica on Saturday

    - Six-match WCQ winless streak snapped in 3-0 home win v Trinidad & Tobago in last outing on September 5, 2017

    - Posted shutouts in eight of 14 WCQs for Russia 2018

    - In two previous Hexagonal appearances, never finished higher than fifth place

    - Never qualified for a FIFA World Cup

    LAST MEETING

    2017 CONCACAF GOLD CUP

    July 8, 2017: Nissan Stadium – Nashville, Tennessee, USA (Att: 47,622)

    USA-Panama 1-1 (0-0)

    Dom Dwyer 50’ / Miguel Camargo 60'

    USA: Brad Guzan; Graham Zusi, Omar Gonzalez, Matt Besler, Jorge Villafaña, Dax McCarty, Kellyn Acosta, Alejandro Bedoya (Jordan Morris 85’), Joe Corona (Juan Agudelo 62’), Kelyn Rowe (Gyasi Zardes 69’), Dom Dwyer. Head Coach: Bruce Arena

    Panama: Jose Calderon; Michael Murillo, Jan Carlos Vargas, Roberto Chen, Luis Ovalle, Edgar Yoel Barcenas, Gabriel Gomez (Josiel Nuñez 70), Anibal Godoy, Miguel Camargo (Armando Cooper 71’), Gabriel Torres, Ismael Diaz. Head Coach: Hernan Dario Gomez 

    R: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico); AR1: Marcos Quintero (Mexico); AR2: Miguel Hernandez (Mexico); 4th: Roberto Garcia (Mexico)

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