PANAMA CITY, Panama: Anibal Godoy scored within the 54th minute and Panama upended america 1-0 in a Global Cup qualifier Sunday evening when American trainer Gregg Berhalter began a in large part second-string lineup in the course of some other stressful stretch of 3 fits in seven days.
Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna and Weston McKennie had been out with accidents, Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson had been at the bench, and Antonee Robinson didn’t commute on account of British COVID-19 restrictions that will have required a quarantine on his go back to England.
With the U.S. lineup a ways from its very best, the American citizens appeared each anxious and overamped for stretches of the primary part.
Adams entered in the beginning of the second one part and gave away a nook kick that ended in the function on a ball he will have been ready to transparent. ric Davis nook used to be headed through the 31-year-old Godoy previous goalkeeper Matt Turner and throughout the a ways put up, inflicting a crowd about three-quarters complete to shake Estadio Rommel Fernndez.
Aaronson gave the U.S. extra power and tempo, and Ricardo Pepi, DeAndre Yedlin and Christian Roldan entered within the 67th. Right through the general stressful mins, the sport used to be interrupted two times when lovers ran onto the sector, and a ball used to be thrown from the stands.
The American citizens started the evening atop the eight-nation ultimate spherical of North and Central The usa and the Carribean, on function distinction over Mexico.
The U.S. has 8 issues after 5 of 14 video games, forward of Panama on function distinction, heading into Wednesday nights fit in opposition to Costa Rica at Columbus, Ohio. Mexico performed Honduras, and Canada had six issues heading into its fit at Jamaica. Costa Rica hosted El Salvador.
The highest 3 countries qualify, and the No. 4 staff advances to a playoff.
The defeat ended a 13-game unbeaten streak for the American citizens that incorporated 11 wins.
The fit used to be performed at the fourth anniversary of the 2-1 loss at Trinidad that ended a streak of 7 Global Cup appearances for the U.S., a defeat that enabled Panama to achieve the Global Cup for the primary time.
The U.S. as soon as once more went at the street to an antiquated stadium, allowed as a result of FIFA and CONCACAF refuse duty for mandating requirements anything else with regards to what main Ecu and American golf equipment take care of.
Berhalter modified seven starters from Thursdays 2-0 house win over Jamaica, placing Gyasi Zardes, Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget, Tim Weah, Shaq Moore, Mark McKenzie and George Bello. They joined Turner and 3 different holdovers: Walker Zimmerman, Yunus Musah and Paul Arriola.
Right through the Panamian nationwide anthem, lovers raised a big banner at one finish of the stadium that learn: Nunca dehe de creer … nunce tre dejare de apoyar (I by no means forestall believing … Sick by no means forestall supporting).
Panama used the similar beginning lineup in its first 3 qualifiers and 9 of the 11 who started Thursdays 1-0 loss at El Salvador.
Acosta again and again overhit nook kicks and loose kicks within the early minutess.
Panama just about went forward within the 14th minute when Freddy Gndola crossed to an open Rolando Blackburn, who couldnt get his foot at the ball in entrance of the web.
Davis nook kick used to be deflected previous the a ways put up within the twenty seventh minute. Turner palmed a move over the crossbar within the twenty eighth, and within the thirty fourth he jutted out his proper arm to deflect Gndolas point-blank shot after Acostas giveaway just for Panama to be whistled for offside. Turner tipped dgar Brcenas shot over the bar within the forty fifth.
Notes: CBS owned U.S. English-language video rights and selected to not broadcast the fit and to movement it best. NBCUniversal televised the fit in Spanish on Universo.
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