CHESTER, Pa. -- Three quick thoughts after the U.S. dropped the third-place match at the 2015 Gold Cup, losing to Panama on penalties on Saturday following a 1-1 tie to finish fourth in the tournament they won two years ago.
1. Adding insult to injury for U.S.
Perhaps it's true that neither team really wanted to be there, but you can be sure that the Americans wanted to win the game once the match kicked off. Still, Panama was clearly the hungrier of the two and the deserved winner in the end...
CHESTER, Pa. -- Music and shouts of celebration blasted from the Panama locker room next door as U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann tried to put another positive spin on another loss.
Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalties in the shootout, and an inspired Panamanian team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the Americans in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game on Saturday. Panama won the shootout 3-2 after extra time ended with the score 1-1.
Mejia saved DaMarcus Beasley's shot in the...
Brazil scored twice in extra time to defeat Panama 3-1 and win the bronze medal at the Pan Am Games.
Panama saw a penalty saved in the first half but took the lead just before half-time on Josiel Nunez's goal.
Luciano answered for Brazil in the 76th minute to force the extra session, which belonged to Brazil.
Lucas Domingues scored nine minutes into extra time to put his side in control before Luciano added his second of the game in the closing stages.
"The bronze is good for us but we expected...
The president of CONCACAF said on Saturday that referee Mark Geiger acknowledged making mistakes during the contentious Gold Cup semifinal between Mexico and Panama.
The regional soccer body did not say what those errors were as Mexico won 2-1 on Wednesday in Atlanta to reach Sunday's final against Jamaica.
Geiger, who last year became the first American to referee a knockout stage World Cup match, "accepted that officiating errors had been made" and they "impacted the outcome," CONCACAF president...