Anibal Godoy’s goal was enough, on Sunday, for Panama to beat the United States 1-0 in the fifth date of the CONCACAF World Cup octagonal final in Qatar.
The goal fell in the 54th minute after a corner kick by Eric Davis, which was linked by Godoy and left goalkeeper Tim Turner, who until that moment was one of the numbers of the match without any room for reaction.
Panama ended their losing streak by knockout to the Bars and Stars team.
Panama up to 8 points. The United States lost their first match in this playoff round, as well as the lead, remaining at 8.
On the sixth day, Thursday, Panama will visit Canada and the Americans will receive Costa Rica.
Panama: Luis Mejia – Michael Prince Murillo, Fidel Escobar, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis – Anibal Godoy (Armando Cooper, 68), Christian Martinez (Slave Ayarza, 89), Freddy Gondola (Alfredo Stevens, 57), Edgar Barceñas, Alberto Quintero (César ) Yannis, 89) – Rolando Blackburn.
DT: Thomas Christiansen.
United State: Matt Turner – Chuck Moore (Dendre Yadlin, 68), Walker Zimmerman, Mark McKenzie, George Bello – Sebastian Letgate, Clayne Acosta, Younes Moses (Tyler Adams, 46) – Tim Weh (Christian Roldan, 68), Paul Areola (Brenden Aronson) ), 46) and Gyasi Zardes (Ricardo Pepi, 68).
DT: Greg Berhalter.
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