USA Vs. Panama, Gold Cup 2011: Clarence Goodson Goal Halves Panama Lead

The United States have finally brought one goal back, but they still have a lot of work left to do if they're going to maintain their all-time undefeated record in the group stages of Gold Cup. Central defender Clarence Goodson has scored with a header on the 66th minute, and Panama's lead is now 2-1.

In the 66th minute, Steve Cherundolo won a corner kick, which was subsequently taken by Landon Donovan. The LA Galaxy man hit an out-swinging corner to the near post, finding the head of Michael Bradley. He nodded the ball towards the far post where Goodson was waiting unmarked, and the big defender put a powerful header into the back of the net.

It appears that set pieces are the best way that the United States has to challenge the Panamanian goal, which isn't exactly a new development. The USMNT have always scored a solid percentage of their goals on dead balls, and they'll need at least one more goal to feel okay about tonight's result.

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