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USMNT vs. Panama: SBI Live Commentary

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The U.S. Men’s National Team takes on Panama on Monday (2:45pm, FS1/TUDN/UniMas) in its second November friendly, and will do so fielding one of the youngest squads to ever take the field for the USMNT.

Gregg Berhalter has deployed a very young lineup for Monday’s friendly — the second-youngest lineup in USMNT history — led by teenagers Gio Reyna, Yunus Musah, Sergino Dest and Ulysses Llanez.

SBI will be providing live commentary on the match in the comments section below. Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions, and ask questions.

Enjoy the action.

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  1. FT: USMNT 6 – Panama 2. Two goals each for Gioacchini and Soto, while Lletget and Reyna also scored. Strong performances for Cannon and Ledezma as the USMNT claims its second friendly win of 2020.

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  2. Tim Weah and Johnny Cardoso entering for Uly Llanez and Tyler Adams in the 62nd minute

    Another big outing for Tyler Adams, far and away the top defensive midfielder in the USMNT player pool.

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  3. Slow start for the USMNT in this second half. Some sloppy turnovers, not nearly as smooth an outing in these early minutes. Weston McKennie lucky not to see red on a studs-up challenge earlier.

    still 3-1, 58th minute.

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  4. The guys on Univisión were saying around the time of the flurry of goals, if I understood them correctly, that this is the US team with the most “Latin” (“latino”) flair and style of play in a long time. Even the European-based players, they said, if they play for teams like Valencia or Dortmund (! not sure how that team got to be “Latin”), seem to have that “Latin” ability.
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    I think they just mean being able to hang on to the ball and go forward with it, which surely is also what Anglo players want to do, and I believe they even mentioned Pulisic among those with a “Latin” touch, when he returns. So that was probably just a little flattery of their Hispanic audience. But surely they’re right that that fluidity is a plus, even if the guys also seemed to be missing some passes they might not miss if they had just played together a little more.
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  5. GOAL USMNT! Gioacchini makes it 3-1 with his second of the match.

    Tyler Adams with a beautiful pass to spring McKennie in the area, and his cross finds Matt Miazga, who sends his own header toward the front of goal, where Gioacchini crashes in for the header finish.

    Good team goal.

    3-1 USA, 28th minute.

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  6. Gio REYNA with the equalizer, picks out the low right corner with a free kick and it’s 1-1 in the 20th minute. Panama’s goalkeeper had a bit of a howler there, but credit to Reyna for picking out the corner.

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      • I don’t know, Miazga got turned pretty easily by a second string Wales forward and had to grab a jersey after he couldn’t catch up.

        I don’t know that him starting at a Kompany coached team bestows indicia of quality. Miazga continues to go out on loan from Chelsea. In my viewing experience, like Ream, Miazga is good for at least one terrible play per game.

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