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USA 1-1 Panama: summary, score, goals, highlights 2023 Gold Cup

Update:
Panama's players celebrate after scoring a goal during the Concacaf 2023 Gold Cup semifinal football match between Panama and USA at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California on July 12, 2023. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP)

Panama advance to face the winner of the Jamaica-Mexico final in Las Vegas on Sunday after a dramatic shoot-out.

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Panama are 2023 Gold Cup finalists

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Panama can progress now if their next taker can find the net.

Adalberto Carrasquilla to take...

The Houston Dynamo man scores and Panama win

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Sudden death time...

US again and it's Roldan.

The Sounders man has his kicked saved.

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Next up for Panama is Waterman.

The substitute makes no mistake and Panama are still in the tie

US 4-4 PAN

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Miazka to take and he drills home.

Advantage USMNT

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Panama's next taker is Barcemas who rolls the ball into the net.

USA 3-3 PAN

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All square after three kicks

Gressel for the US now.

He makes no mistake and the advantage now swings the way of the US.

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Martinez now for Panama.

The Canalero hits a terrible kick and Turner saves.

USA 2-2 PAN

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Next up for the US is Morris.

The Sounders man drills home with a sublime pk.

 

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Panama again and it's hat trick hero vs Qatar Diaz.

The No. 11 makes no mistake

USA 1-2 PAN

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Next up for the US is Djordje Mihailovic.

The Florida native slots home ...decent strike...

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Panama up next and it will be Escobar.

The 28-year-old drives the ball home.

USA 0-1 PAN

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The US to take first.

Jesus Ferreira with the first strike.

The FC Dallas man has his kick saved by Mosquera.

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Off we go.. PK's it is !

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Tension on the faces of both sets of players.

USMNT stopper Turner was the hero in the quarter-final game against Canada.

What player will make the headlines tomorrow?

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A place in Sunday's final in Las Vegas is on the line.

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The whistle sounds and yet again, the US will face a shootout if they hope to advance.

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We'll have a further minute as Ferreira returns to the pitch.

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Anderson shoots but fails to get serious purchase on the shot.

Spot kicks look likely now.

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The FC Dallas striker looks in trouble as he gets to his feet but doesn't look comfortable. 

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Ferreira now goes to ground and seems to be in some distress.

No more US subs can be made as the PA system reminds fans against discriminatory chants.

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Five minutes to go... five minutes away from a penalty shoot out.

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Djordje Mihailovic seems to have picked up a knock but the US have used their full substitute allocation.

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Welch shoots from distance and forces Turner to get down and save well.

The game is still being played at a decent tempo as both sides look to find a winner.

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How will Panama respond after the blow of that goal from Ferreira on the cusp of half time in extra time. The Canaleros just held the lead for six minutes.

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Second half of extra time imminent...

This game could go anyway now as the 15 minutes get underway.

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Great finish from the FC Dallas striker. His seventh of the tournament.

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Ferreira draws the US level with a sublime volley.

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Switch for US

Busio and Jones are off with Tolkin and Gressel on

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Godoy carded for Panama

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Are we about to witness a major Concacaf shock as Panama lead with just three minutes left of the first period of extra time.

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Ivan Anderson skips the offside and Turner misjudges the bounce to leave the Panama striker free who slots home into an empty net.

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Panama score !

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Panama having the better of this opening period of extra time.

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Panama start the first half of extra time.

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So as the sun starts to slip behind the main stand at the Snapdragon Stadium, a further 30 minutes will be used to determine a winner and the side that advance to the 2023 Gold Cup final on Sunday.

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Yedlin fouled and this is dangerous for Panama.

Final throw of the dice for the US here.

Panama clear and the FT whistle sounds.

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Panama go close again in a dramatic end to the contest.

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No goal, no handball. The US survive.

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VAR now set to check that goal and a possible handball as it appears that Djordje Mihailovic in the passage of play leading to the Diaz possible goal.

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Diaz has the ball in the net but the flag is up.

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We'll have five minutes of added time.

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Anderson on for Davis

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Final minute of the 90.

Extra time it looks like !

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Robinson carded as he clips Waterman and the US need to defend a dangerous free for Panama.

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US pressing with Yedlin looking excellent since his introduction.

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Looming towards extra time in San Diego.

Still no shift in the scoreline 

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Changes for Panama coming up...

Waterman set to join the action with Quintero off as Fajardo is off with Martinez on.

 

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Over 31,000 fans in the stadium tonight ...

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Final 15 in San Diego.

Still no breakthrough.

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Miazga and Morris replace Long and Vasquez: US changes

Still no switches for Panana.

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Cooling break time.

As things stand, it now looks like the home side are better placed to take the lead.

 

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We pass the 70 minute mark as the US now dominate the action with Panama striking on the break.

Still no changes for Los Canaleros.

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Great work from Busio who finds Yedlin and the man from Seattle feeds Ferreira who clips the ball inches wide.

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Reynolds and Cowell making way for Roldan and Yedlin.

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First changes of the night imminent from the US.

 

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Approaching the hour mark and it's a far more even tie now with both sides looking sharp.

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Adalberto Carrasquilla sees Turner off his line and attempts an audacious lob from the halfway line...straight into the arms of the Arsenal stopper.

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Diaz almost opens the scoring as his downwards header is saved by Turner.

Pulsating start to the second half.

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Cowell does well to clip the ball back to Vasquez but the local boy drives the ball over.

Much better from the US.

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Panama beak as Long will need treatment as he averts danger as Fajardo threatens for Panama. The US defender crashes into US keeper Turner.

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Back underway at Snapdragon Stadium.

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The players take to the field again.

45 minutes away from a place in the 2023 Gold Cup final.

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The game could certainly benefit from a goal and should we remain level come the end of the 90 minutes, then a further 30 minutes of extra time would be employed with a penalty shoot-out the final measure in deciding who advance to Sunday's final in Las Vegas.

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USA 0-0 PAN

All square in San Diego at the break.

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The whistle sounds and it's 0-0 at the break.

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BJ Callaghan has a job on his hand at the break as this has not been good from the USMNT. Vazquez, Cowell, Ferreira and Busio have yet to get going tonight with the US defensive players enjoying more action.

 

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We'll have two minutes of additional time at the end of the half.

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Just a couple of minutes remain in the first half and it's Panama who continue to dominate without creating clear-cut scoring chances.

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Panama now dominate possession

As we approach the 40 minute mark, the Canaleros now lead possession by 37-63 (%)

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The US have offered little after a bright start. Jesus Ferreira was quiet in the game against Canada and the FC Dallas man has get to get into the action as we head towards the interval.

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The action resumes in San Diego after a two minute water break.

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The ball is in the US net but the flag is up as a Panama man strayed into an offside position.

The decision coincides with the Guatemalan refereeing decreeing a water break as the temperature hits the 80F mark.

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Despite an opening ten minute spell when the US were on top, Panama are very much alive in this contest and have created the better chances.

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Fajardo heads over the bar as Panama remind the US that they are very much a force to be reckoned with.

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Busio dinks the ball into the box but Panama clear the danger.

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Djordje Mihailovic is bundled off the ball by Barcenas and danger now for Panama as the US win a free just outside the box.

Busio over the ball.

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Djordje Mihailovic breaks into the box and sees his shot blocked by a man in white.

The game starting to open up ever so slightly now.

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Possession after 15': USA 47-53 (%) Panama

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Great effort as Panama shoot and Diaz forces a fine save from Turner who was the hero for the US at the TQL Stadium in the quarter-final game against Canada.

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The stadium has filled up dramatically in the past 10-15 minutes with little now in the way of gaps.

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The game developing into a predictable pattern as the US press and Panama sit deeply and defend the pressure.

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Cade Cowell skips into the Panama box but the ball is cleared but the flag was up for offside against the SJ Earthquakes man.

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A bright start from both teams with Panama living on the edge.

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Off the post in the first minute for the US as Vasquez almost puts the home side ahead.

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Panama start the action.

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So all set in San Diego.

It's the USMNT in blue, Panama in white. A place in Sunday's final on the line.

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Looks like we'll have kick-off in six minutes as the teams emerge to a volley of cheers from the gathered fans.

Despite the game billed as a sell-out, there are still swathes of empty seats.

National anthem time... Panama first up followed by the USA.

 

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It's a fine sunny evening in San Diego as kick-off looms.... fans continue to stream into the venue with plenty of gaps still visible in the ground. 

The teams are in the tunnel with kick-off looming.

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US-Panama: referee

Guatemala's Walter Lopez is in charge of tonight's game in San Diego.

The highly experienced match official has been on the FIFA books since 2006 having overseen games at the Brazil World Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

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High concentration at Snapdragon

As kick-off looms in San Diego, USMNT players go through their final warm-up routines.

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US to sport blue tonight

The USMNT will wear their blue away shirts tonight with Panama to use an all white kit.

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US team confirmed

BJ Callaghan names his US side for the semi-final with all eyes on Jesus Ferreira with the FC Dallas man having bagged six goals so far in the 2023 Gold Cup. 

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Team news: Panama

Thomas Christiansen has confirmed his starting line up to face the USA as hat-trick hero against Qatar Ismael Diaz starts with the team captained by Anibal Godoy.

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Panama gunning for debut Gold Cup win

Panama have appeared in 11 of 17 Concacaf Gold Cups all time with the Canaleros best finish coming as runner-up at the 2005 and 2013 tournaments, while the Central american side also reached the semis in 2011 and 2015.

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US-Panama in the Gold Cup

The US and Panama are no strangers when it comes to the Gold Cup with the Central American side the USMNT’s most frequent opponent at the competition. Tonight's game marks the nations’ 12th meeting at the tournament. The U.S. holds a W6-L1-D4 record all-time vs. Panama at the Gold Cup and 17-2-6 across all competitions.

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Semi-final sell-out

A capacity crowd awaits at San Diego's Snapdragon Stadium with over 35,000 fans expected at the new venue and home to NWSL expansion team San Diego Wave.

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Bracket

The path to Gold Cup glory

This is how things look at the current stage of the 2023 Gold Cup with just four sides remaining in the competition.

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Recent form: Panama

July, 2023: Panama 4-0 Qatar

June, 2023: Martinique 1-2 Panama

June, 2023: Costa Rica 1-2 Panama

June, 2023: Mexico 1-0 Panama

June, 2023: Panama 0-2 Canada

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Recent form: USA

July, 2023: USA 2-2 Canada

July, 2023: USA 6-0 Trinidad and Tobago

June, 2023: Saint Kitts and Nevis 0-6 USA

June, 2023: USA 1-1 Jamaica

June, 2023: Canada 0-2 USA

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Panama evoke the spirit of 2011 & 2021

Panama will take heart from recent wins over the USA in 2011 and 2021 despite the home side starting the game as the fancied side and indeed the pre-tournament favourites.

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A place in Sunday's final against the winner of the Mexico-Jamaica game is at stake in San Diego tonight.

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In their path to the semi-final stage of the competition, Los Canaleros put four past Qatar with Ismael Diaz bagging a hat-trick for the Central American side.

The US were made to work hard and it took a dramatic penalty shoot-out for BJ Callaghan's men to progress over Canada after the game ended 2-2 after extra time.

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The action gets underway at the Snapdragon Stadium at 4:30 pm (ET) with a place in Sunday's final on the line.

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first 2023 Gold Cup semi-final as the US face Panama in San Diego.

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