The U.S. Men’s National Team is set to open up its Gold Cup run with a matchup against a familiar foe.
Panama serves as the USMNT’s first Gold Cup opponent, and Los Canaleros will likely be the team’s toughest test of the group stage. The two teams have met up several times throughout the past several years, including in World Cup qualifying. However, Panama’s third-place match win over the USMNT from the 2015 Gold Cup still looms large.
If the USMNT lineup looks familiar, it’s because, by and large, it is. The group features just two changes from last Saturday’s match against Ghana as Alejandro Bedoya and Omar Gonzalez replace Paul Arriola and Matt Hedges in the USMNT squad.
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