USA SOCCER VS PANAMA
The 6-0 demolition of Honduras gave the Americans their first three points of the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and provided some much-needed momentum ahead of Tuesday’s game in hostile territory in Panama.
“The points were obviously very valuable. We were able to put our goal differential back in a good place and for our confidence and the spirit of our team it was important,” said captain Michael Bradley. “We feel good about things. It’s been a good week. We all understand that just because we’ve had one good result, we’re not out of the woods yet. We understand it’s going to be a very difficult game here on Tuesday night.”
The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team is taking on Panama in an important 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match today with kickoff at 7 p.m. PT. Follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates, photos, video highlights and more in the comments section below.
Under head coach Bruce Arena, the USA earned its first win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Qualifying Round Friday as it thrashed Honduras 6-0. The win vaulted the U.S. up from last place to fourth place in the group standings.
The USMNT is looking for at least a point on the road in Panama, but it won’t be an easy affair. Defenders John Brooks and Michael Orozco, midfielder Sebastian Lletget and forward Jordan Morris all left camp after the victory over Honduras due to injuries. Fabian Johnson and Bobby Wood were also left off the roster due to injuries. Can emerging star Christian Pulisic step up for the second week in a row? Can Darlington Nagbe earn another start? Will the USA be able to get a result on the road?
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