After 120 minutes of scoreless play, the USA downed Panama in a penalty-kick tiebreaker, 3-1, to win the 2005 Gold Cup. U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller and his counterpart, Jaime Penedo, each made several big saves before the shootout in which two Panamanians missed and Luis Tejada was stopped by Keller. Santino Quaranta, Landon Donovan and Brad Davis scored on their PKs; Chris Armas' attempt was saved by Penedo.
BENNY FEILHABER, a walk-on at UCLA in 2003, has signed with German First Division club Hamburg SV. Real Betis, Espanyol, Mallorca, Ajax Amsterdam, Heerenveen, Borussia Moenchengladbach and Kaiserslautern had reportedly shown interest in the 20-year-old Brazilian-born American after his performance at the U-20 World Youth Championship. Feilhaber will start out with HSV's Third Division squad and hopes to get an Austrian passport -- his grandfather is Austrian -- to circumvent the Bundesliga's limit on four non-European Union players per first-team roster.
Struggling MLS expansion clubs CHIVAS USA and REAL SALT LAKE celebrated their third and fourth wins, respectively. Clint Mathis scored his second goal of the season in front of Salt Lake's fifth 20,000-plus crowd as it beat FC Dallas, 3-0, to snap a 10-game winless streak. Chivas USA downed New England on a header by Costa Rican Douglas Sequeira.
The U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM scored three goals in a six-minute span in the second half to defeat Iceland, 3-0, Sunday in its final match of the summer. With the win, the USA moved to 7-0-0 in 2005 and extended its shutout streak to eight matches. The U.S. women have not allowed a goal this year while scoring 21.