USMNT loses 1-0 at Panama: Highlights, expert analysis and what went wrong for the U.S. in the World Cup qualifier
The USMNT traveled down to Panama and put in one of its worst performances of the World Cup qualifying cycle, losing 1-0 to Panama at the Estadio Rommell Fernández. Anibal Godoy scored the winner.
Weston McKennie (injury), Antonee Robinson and Zack Steffen did not make the trip to Panama with the U.S. team. Robinson and Steffen's absences are down to the fact that the play for UK clubs and Panama is on the UK's COVID-19 red list.
Here are highlights and notes from the match, with dispatches from The Athletic's Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal inside the Estadio Rommel Fernandez.
• ‘The trap is going to be us thinking we’re great’: USMNT fans, players must keep perspective amid highs and lows
• How verticality, energy and Ricardo Pepi won the day for U.S. vs. Jamaica
• Zack Steffen vs. Matt Turner: A deep dive into who should be the USMNT’s No. 1 goalkeeper
• The Great Hope: Ricardo Pepi shows the promise of an untapped USMNT talent pool as Europe takes notice