USMNT loses 1-0 at Panama: Highlights, expert analysis and what went wrong for the U.S. in the World Cup qualifier

by 24USATVOct. 11, 2021, 1 a.m. 19
-

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

-

Related Articles

HOT TRENDS

Pete Carroll: Seahawks have talked to Cam Newton

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 7 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Early Pressure Points Across the Champions League

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 6 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

How to watch Apple’s October ‘Unleashed’ event

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 5 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Succession’s Sarah Snook Had a Secret Wedding Earlier This Year

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 4 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Apple Store down ahead of 'Unleashed' new MacBook Pro event

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 4 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Colin Powell, a former secretary of state, dies at 84

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 3 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Colin Powell, Who Shaped U.S. National Security, Dies at 84

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 2 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Reflections on an interview with Robert Durst

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 11 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Chiefs dominate second half to win at Washington

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 11 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Broken thumb part of eventful day for Mathieu

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 10 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Ronnie Tutt: 'Legendary' Elvis Presley drummer dies at 83

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 10 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Raiders winners and losers in monumental Week 6 win vs. Broncos

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 10 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

LSU, Orgeron to part ways following 2021 season

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 8 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Hayes family: Fentanyl was in ex-NHLer's system

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 5 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

What went right, wrong vs. Seahawks

by 24USATVOct. 18, 2021, 4 a.m.2