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Here is your US-Panama pre-game primer
   October 15, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

Here is a quick rundown of things you might want to look at before today’s game.

» The game is at 9:30 PM Eastern on beIN SPORT.

» Panama is ranked #35 by FIFA and #32 by Elo, while the US is #13 by FIFA and #15 by Elo.

» Here are the official game notes by US Soccer.  As for some other random stats/facts:

A win on Tuesday would give the US 22 points in the Hex, tying the most ever by the US (also done during the 2005 cycle).

The US is 10-1-2 all-time against Panama, including a 2-0-1 record on Panamanian soil.

The US has scored 1+ goal in 16 straight games, the second-longest streak in team history.  The longest is a 23-game streak between 2004-05.

With his goal on Friday, Jozy Altidore has scored nine career goals in the Hex, tied for the third most in CONCACAF history (Carlos Pavon – 12, Paulo Wanchope – 10, Stern John – 9).

» In case you missed it, Jurgen Klinsmann made a couple more roster changes over the weekend.

» The US will be wearing their white centennial jerseys along with white shorts and white socks.  If you are into USMNT jerseys, check out our new USMNT jersey history page.

» No pre-game previews, but check out some of Matt Mathai’s photos from last Friday’s game over at The Shin Guardian.

» Then laugh at Maxi’s Top 5 US Soccer-related GIFs.

» As for some final random links:

Clint Dempsey picked up a shoulder injury during Seattle’s loss to Portland this weekend.

Joe Corona scored a goal against Santos Laguna in a friendly in San Antonio over the weekend.  Jon Arnold used some technology to get a view of it.

Mike Grella has signed with Viborg FF in Denmark.

Junior Flores has been training with Borussia Dortmund’s first team this week.  And it sounds like he might start with them during a friendly today.

And here is a cool video on some new stuff Hoffenheim is doing to track its players during training.

 
Categories: Clint Dempsey, Joe Corona, Junior Flores, Mike Grella, US Men's National Team
 

One Response to “Here is your US-Panama pre-game primer”

  1. Jeffrey says:

    FIRST!!!!
    What an awesome win even though I have to admit that I did kinda want Panama to win and Mexico to loose. U S A U S A!

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