The US men’s football team is no longer unbeaten in the World Cup qualifiers after a defeat against Panama. Gregg Berhalter’s team suffered a 1-0 defeat after a number of changes in their starting lineup for defeating Jamaica on Thursday. And their performance was mediocre.

The US with a defeat against Panama

The opportunity to stay ahead in Concacaf was wasted in the team’s worst performance in qualifying so far. And the team did not even test the opponent’s goals once. Christian Pulisic and Gio Reina were injured. And key contributors such as Ricardo Pepi and Brenden Aaronson starting on the bench, the team looks rarely become a threat.

On the other hand, the Panamanian team is in the front field in all games and looks like a more dangerous team. But this doesn’t mean much, because they only scored three goals. This number is not so impressive. But considering that the USMNT failed to record a shot.

Changes

Gregg Berhalter made changes in the second half. Including two changes at halftime, but due to the lack of high-quality passes into the offense, none of them helped turn the situation around, and mistakes often made Panama Go in another direction. Because of this surprising loss, USMNT is under pressure to avoid losing points in Wednesday’s game against Costa Rica. On Sunday, Los Ticos defeated El Salvador 2-1.

Lineups

Panama starting lineup (4-4-2, left to right): 1-Luis Mejia-GK — 15-Eric Davis, 3-Harold Cummings, 4-Fidel Escobar, 23-Michael Amir Murillo — 17-Freddy Gondola, 20-Anibal Godoy, 8-Cristian Martinez, 19-Alberto Quintero — 10-Edgar Barcenas, 14-Rolando Blackburn

USA starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right):  1-Matt Turner-GK — 21-George Bello, 18-Mark McKenzie, 3-Walker Zimmerman (c), 5-Shaq Moore — 6-Yunus Musah, 23-Kellyn Acosta, 17-Sebastian Lletget — 20-Tim Weah, 9-Gyasi Zardes, 7-Paul Arriola,

Credits: sportingnews.com; ussoccer.com

Credits featured image: RickDikeman

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