CONCACAF HEX Rewind: Panama beats Honduras to top group, Costa Rica downs Jamaica

CONCACAF HEX Rewind: Panama beats Honduras to top group, Costa Rica downs Jamaica

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CONCACAF HEX Rewind: Panama beats Honduras to top group, Costa Rica downs Jamaica

Panama (AFP)

By VINCE MADURI

Panama leads the Hexagonal after a stunning 2-0 victory over Honduras on Tuesday in Panama City.

Forward Luis Tejeda put Panama ahead very early in the second minute of the game.  FC Dallas forward Blas Perez put the match out of reach in the 74th minute.

Panama now leads the group with five points while Costa Rica, USA and Honduras sit in second, third and fourth respectively with four points each.

COSTA RICA DEFEATS JAMAICA 2-0

Costa Rica catapulted themselves from worst in the Hex to second after defeating Jamaica 2-0 Tuesday in San Jose.

Defender Michael Umana scored the first and eventual game winning goal in the 22nd minute of the game when the former Chivas USA player collected a ricochet and slotted the ball past the goalie.

Midfielder Diego Calvo scored the insurance goal in the 81st minute.

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