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Canaleros are regular Gold Cup foes
by Paul Kennedy, March 8th, 2011 8:19PM

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[SCOUTING REPORT] The USA will face an old foe in Panama in its second Gold Cup match June 11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. It has faced the Canaleros in the knockout phase of the last three tournaments.

The USA won its third Gold Cup title in 2005 when it edged Panama in a shootout in the final.

The meetings in the 2007 and 2009 quarterfinals ended in 2-1 wins for the USA. The Americans also won, 2-1, at the 1993 Gold Cup in Dallas.

Perhaps Panama's biggest win at the Gold Cup was a 1-0 victory over Mexico in Houston in group play at the 2007 tournament.

Panama hosted the 2011 Copa Centroamericana and qualified for the Gold Cup with a third-place finish.

Panama's next action will be friendlies against Bolivia and Cuba at the end of March.

Despite being suspended from his Colombian club, Deportivo Pereira, for attacking an owl that was a good luck charm of rival Atletico Junior, defender Luis Moreno will be called up for the games.

COACH. Julio Dely Valdes is part of the greatest soccer-playing family in Central American history along with his twin brother, Jorge, and late brother of Armando Dely Valdes. He took over as Panama's national team coach last September,

STAR. Along with Felipe Baloy, Luis Tejada and Moreno, Blas Perez is a holdover from the 2005 Panama team that finished second at the Gold Cup. He was named to the 2007 Gold Cup Best XI and led Panama in scoring in both 2007 and 2009 with three goals. Like many Panamanians, Perez has spent time in Colombia, where he enjoyed his best success at Cucuta. Since then, the 29-year-old forward has played for clubs in Spain, the United Arab Emirates and Mexico.

HISTORY. Panama has yet to beat the USA in eight games -- six U.S. wins and two ties.

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Peru 1 Panama 0, Feb. 8, 2011, friendly.
Panama -- Jaime Penedo, Eduardo Dasent, Felipe Baloy, Erick Vasquez (Ricardo Romero, 73), Erick Davis, Jean Carlos Cedeno (Gabriel Torres, 46), Eybir Bonaga (Aramis Haywood, 81), Alejandro Velez (Renan Addles, 64), Armando Cooper (Ricardo Buitrago, 30), Luis Tejada (Marcos Sanchez, 76), Blas Perez.



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  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: March 9, 2011 at 10:46 a.m.
    Why do we make all our opponents feel like thy are playing home matches?


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