Panama enter the CONCACAF Gold Cup hoping to match their performance from the last tournament, though they're likely to have a tough time making the final again. They've been drawn into a nasty group and will have to play the United States and Honduras early. To have a good chance of getting out of the group, they'll have to take all three points against Haiti on Tuesday.
There isn't a more veteran side in this tournament than Panama, who have a number of players in their late 20s and early 30s who have been through the Gold Cup numerous times. They have nine players with 50-plus caps and another -- Anibal Godoy -- who will reach that mark if he plays against Haiti. However, captain Felipe Baloy has been left out for the group stage. He was in the preliminary squad and can still join up for the knockout rounds.
If recent editions of the Gold Cup are any indication, Panama are no pushover. They defeated the United States in 2011, then beat Mexico twice in the 2013 edition of the competition. They were also mere minutes away from qualifying for the World Cup before the USA mounted a stunning comeback in the final Hex game.
Haiti have been less impressive, but got four points from their group in 2009 and beat Trinidad and Tobago in 2013. However, this might be their best team yet -- they have a number of players who play regularly for high-level European club teams.
Match date/time: Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. local
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
TV: FOX Sports 2 (U.S. - English), Univision Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), Sportsnet World (Canada), BT Sport 2 (U.K.), GolTV (Panama)
Online: FOX Sports Go, FOX Soccer 2 Go (U.S. - English), Univision Deportes en vivo (U.S. - Spanish), Sportsnet World Now (Canada), BT Sport (U.K.)
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