USMNT 3, Panama 2: Field Level Highlights

US Men's National team vs. Panama

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24 Responses to USMNT 3, Panama 2: Field Level Highlights

  1. louis z says:

    I don’t remember seeing the ref giving a Panama player a red card until now.

    • Brain Guy says:

      Same here. Was it actually given after the final whistle? Could it have any possible ramifications for that player? Or does it provide the definition for “meaningless red card”?

      • HoboMike says:

        I don’t think they showed it, but I do remember seeing a player go after Zusi right as the whistle blew. I remember him kicking out and thinking it was just stupid.

  2. Dainja says:

    whoa, that was my takeaway too…there was a red card??? then i looked it up online, and Goal dot com it says that Henriquez got a red card, but so did Brad Davis…QUE? Yet FIFA dot com says that it was Tejada that got the red. WEIRD. Anyway, the craziest sound is the sound of silence at 4:58. VACUUM!

  3. HoboMike says:

    Some thoughts of mine:

    (1) Some of Jozy’s first touches were fantastic
    (2) Didn’t realize how perfectly placed Torres’ shot was that beat Guzan
    (3) Panama’s players sure did act like they won the game in the 84th minute
    (4) Roberto Chen clearly said “Guys what the f**k?” when Zusi scored. That makes the victory even sweeter.

    • Raymon says:

      RE (4) that’s pretty good side lip reading on a small video. I agree with you, he was looking right at the US player (Evans?) who crossed to Zus and essentially asking why we are still trying to score (in less elegant prose).

  4. Increase says:

    @2:50 there is some wonderful music.

    Also there was a red card at the end? I had no idea that even happened….

  5. Dc says:

    ah man, heart breaker. you can feel the crowd even more intensely in this video. why didn’t hey defend damnit??!!!!

  6. Brett-- Son of Stephen says:

    When Zusi scored you could feel an entire crowds hopes and dreams turn to ash. What a surreal moment.

    • NC Jeff says:

      True, but also look at the Panamanians’ expressions after they scored in the 83′ … they acted like it was over then. As Costa Rica, Slovenia, and Algeria learned before them … uh, no.

  7. ATX_Colin says:

    Last wednesday called, they want thier post back.

  8. Raymon says:

    90+2 = the saddest thing I saw this afternoon. Then I got more bacon at 90+3 and I felt much better.

  9. Beto says:

    Wow i have never heard 30,000 fans so quite and empty ! Even the travelling AO group was silent.

    I feel bad for Panama and i respect them throughout the hex, but they did not desirve to win that game! Terrible defense, lots of time wasting, alleged asking the US to go easy on them…not good! That US team was good but not unbeatable! Dissapointed by Panama…

    • NC Jeff says:

      +1 … I didn’t know 30K people could be so quiet outside of a moment of silence … then again, I guess they sort of were observing a moment of silence. They must really hate the USMNT – knocked out of so many straight Gold Cups and now this.

  10. MisterJC says:

    I didn’t root against our team, however, I really wanted Panama to get that 4th slot. Sad, sad video…

  11. Michael Stypulkoski says:

    It’s a shame that a scrappy side with a lot of heart like Panama gets the boot while a massively underachieving team like Mexico gets a playoff. But let’s be honest, they got eight points from ten games, it’s not like they deserve a spot in Brazil.

  12. peterprinciple says:

    I just like watching a game without the announcers