Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Young Americans face familiar foes
by Paul Kennedy, July 17th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[USA-PANAMA] The USA puts its unbeaten record against Panama on the line when it faces the Canaleros Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup at Philadelphia's Financial Field (TV, live, 8 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel and TeleFutura).

The match marks the third consecutive Gold Cup that the teams meet in the knockout phase. The USA won the Gold Cup in 2005 when it beat Panama in a shootout after a scoreless tie and edged the Canaleros in the quarterfinals two years ago.

It also beat Panama, 2-1, in their first meeting, also at the Gold Cup, in 1993.

Forward Brian Ching is the only U.S. starter from the 2007 game who is in Philadelphia. Most of the key players on the national team were not called up for the Gold Cup following its  second-place finish at the Confederations Cup last month. Five other players have left the U.S. team since the start of the Gold Cup to rejoin their European clubs.

Bob Bradley's young team had its moments in group play at the Gold Cup. Stuart Holden and Robbie Rogers have been particularly effective in attacking roles.

Bradley will look from improved play from its backline, which had a sloppy evening in the 2-2 tie with Haiti on Saturday.

Two defenders -- Steve Cherundolo and Michael Parkhurst -- who played in the first two wins over Grenada and Honduras -- both shutouts -- have returned to Europe.

Of the 18 players still with the team, seven had not been capped before the start of the Gold Cup.

Panama lost its first game to Guadeloupe (2-1) but recovered to tie Mexico (1-1) and beat Nicaragua (4-0) to clinch one of two third-place berths in the quarterfinals.

The Canaleros feature 14 foreign-based players spread over eight countries.

U.S. Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Troy Perkins (Valerenga, Norway), 18-Luis Robles (FC Kaiserslautern, Germany)
DEFENDERS (5): Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), 3-Clarence Goodson (IK Start, Norway), 16-Jay Heaps (New England Revolution), 4-Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), 2-Heath Pearce (Out of Contract)
MIDFIELDERS (8): 22-Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards), 5-Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), 13-Colin Clark (Colorado Rapids), 15-Sam Cronin (Toronto FC), 21-Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), 10-Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), 8-Logan Pause (Chicago Fire), 7-Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS (3): 11-Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), 17-Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), 20-Santino Quaranta (D.C. United)

Panama Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Jaime Penedo (Municipal, Guatemala), 12-Oscar McFarlane (Iquitos, Peru), 22-Jose Calderon (Chepo)
DEFENDERS (6): 2-Carlos Rivera (San Francisco), 3-Luis Moreno (Tauro), 5-Roman Torres (La Equidad, Colombia), 13-Joel Solanilla (San Miguelito), 14-Armando Gun (Chepo), 23-Felipe Baloy (Monterrey, Mexico)
MIDFIELDERS (9): 4-Jose Anthony (Sanarate, Guatemala), 6-Gabriel Gomez (Belenenses, Portugal), 8-Alberto Blanco (Maccabi Netanya, Israel), 10-Nelson Barahona (Atletico Huila, Colombia), 11-Victor Herrera (San Francisco), 15-Ricardo Phillips (San Francisco), 16-Manuel Torres (San Francisco), 20-Rolando Escobar (Caracas, Venezuela), 21-Amilcar Henriquez (Atletico Huila, Colombia)
FORWARDS (5): 7-Blas Perez (Pachuca, Mexico), 9-Jose Garces (Académica, Portugal), 17-Nicolas Munoz (Vista Hermosa, El Salvador), 18-Luis Tejada (Millonarios, Colombia), 19-Orlando Rodriguez (Arabe Unido)

SCHEDULE:
Quarterfinals
July 18 in Philadelphia
Canada vs Honduras (Univision, 5 pm ET)
United States vs Panama (TeleFutura, 8 pm ET)
July 19 in Arlington, Texas
Mexico vs Haiti (Univision, 7 pm ET)
Guadeloupe vs Costa Rica (TeleFutura, 4 pm ET)

Semifinals
July 23 in Chicago
Philadelphia quarterfinal winners, TBA (TeleFutura, 7 pm ET)
Dallas quarterfinal winners, TBA (TeleFutura, 10 pm ET)

Final
July 26 in East Rutherford, N.J.
Semifinal winners (Univision, 5 pm ET)

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Michael Garcia    
"It is the lack of leadership on these issues within FIFA that leads me to conclude ...
Video Pick: Player loses his wig!    
The 19-year-old defender Baily Cargill was one of the top rated players for second division Bournemouth ...
MLS Trade Central: Wednesday's deals    
MLS and Chivas de Guadalajara reached an agreement regarding Mexican star Erick "Cubo" Torres, who played ...
NASL will open 2015 spring season on April 4    
The North American Soccer League will open its fifth season with the first week of the ...
Las Vegas gets its soccer stadium, too    
It isn't every day that two cities pass measures to build soccer stadiums. Hours after the ...
U.S. Abroad: Midweek Hot (and Cold) List    
John Brooks scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season for Hertha Berlin to open the ...
Road to Vancouver: More to Brazil than Marta    
Marta, whose magnificent performance powered Brazil past the USA Sunday at the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia, ...
TV Report: Fox plans unprecedented coverage    
The 2015 Women's World Cup will receive unprecedented coverage on Fox as it will air 16 ...
Klinsmann red-carded in starring role against Germany    
Jonathan Klinsmann's first international match against Germany, the country his father, Jurgen, played for and coached, ...
Olsen sees new D.C. stadium as one piece of grand plan    
He's D.C. United through and through, so head coach and former player Ben Olsen knows better ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives