This Saturday, July 8, 2017 (1:30 PM Pacific) the United States will host Panama at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee for a 2017 Gold Cup group stage match. Both teams are the stronger sides in Group B and will be looking from the three points from the game.
The United States is one of the favorites to take Group B and the Gold Cup trophy, being the hosts and having a very solid squad. Bruce Arena counts with a heavy base of MLS players with only two players from Europe in Chelsea’s, Matt Miazga and Eric Lichaj from Nottingham Forrest.
Some of the more intriguing players for The Yanks will be four Liga MX players in Omar Gonzalez of Pachuca, Jorge Villafana of Santos Laguna and Paul Arriola and Joe Corona of Club Tijuana. The United States should be able to win this game, despite not being able to defeat Panama the last time they faced off, drawing 1-1.
Panama has lived in the shadows of stronger CONCACAF rivals but has managed to cause problems in the past to teams like the United States and Mexico. Panama’s heavy physical style of play has been a factor in these encounters and could play a role in this match. Hernan Dario Gomez counts with a diverse side with players from all over the globe.
The attack is made up mostly of players who play in Europe with Ricardo Clarke and Ismael Diaz who both play in Portugal and Gabriel Torres, who plays in Switzerland. The United States is the favorite going into this match but Panama will not back down from the challenge which should make for an exciting affair.
How to Watch the USA vs Panama
The USA vs Panama match will be broadcast this Saturday, July 8 at 1:30 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Fox Network, Univision Deportes
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free), Fubo TV (Watch 7 Days Free)