Athletistic/ Football. Among the remaining teams in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, there are winners of 18 draws. However, Mexico (11) and the United States (7) won all the trophies mentioned. Panama and Jamaica reached the final twice each, but consistently lost there. The first semi-final will take place in sunny San Diego, where the United States will host the Panamanian team.

July 13. CONCACAF Gold Cup. 1/2 finals. The first game

United States – Panama

Departure – 02:30 Moscow time

According to topic resource Transfermarkt, the US national team roster has a total value of €96.38m. The same indicator of the Panamanian team is 15.28 million euros. The bookmakers before the start of the meeting identified the favorites of the home team. The US national team at the home tournament in the ranks of the defending champion showed confident football only in meetings with modest Trinidad and Tobago and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Both teams were beaten with the same score 6:0. At the same time, the Americans could not beat the Jamaican team in the first round of the group stage and Canada in the 1/4 finals, passing the last on penalties.

The Panamanian team started the CONCACAF Gold Cup with two victories. With the same score of 2-1, “suffered” Costa Rica and Martinique. In the last round of the group round, the Panamanians allowed themselves a weakness, playing against El Salvador with the score 2: 2 due to an opposing goal at 90 + 1 minute. In the first round of the qualifiers, Panama downgraded Qatar (4-0), sending home the only team from outside the CONCACAF region.

The United States are less confident at home than expected after their convincing victory in the local Nations League. The playoff opener against Canada, also presented in not-at-best form, could be watched 10 minutes before the final whistle. The Americans created few chances and only advanced after a penalty shootout.

Panama are playing poorly against USA on home soil, but in the current CONCACAF Gold Cup they have shown their best side. This concerns, first of all, the offensive actions of the Panamanians. In every game of the tournament played, the Panamanians scored at least two goals.

Andrey Andreev, Sport.Ru

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