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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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