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US Beats Panama to Win Fifth Gold Cup Trophy: Goal Highlights [VIDEO]

usa panama gold cup final US Beats Panama to Win Fifth Gold Cup Trophy: Goal Highlights [VIDEO]

Stoke City attacking midfielder Brek Shea scored the only goal of the game to give the United States men’s national team its fifth Gold Cup trophy after defeating Panama 1-0 in Chicago at Soldier Field.

The victory in the Gold Cup final means that the United States is one step closer to qualifying for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The US team will face the winner of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup to decide who will play in Russia in 2017.

While today’s win for the United States means that national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has won his first trophy as US coach, the victory was soured by an injury to US midfielder Stuart Holden who suffered a sprained right knee in the 18th minute of the game, which is the same injury he suffered against Manchester United a couple of years ago. Holden will have his right knee evaluated by medical experts to determine the extent of the injury. It could mean bad news for his club team Bolton Wanderers and his chances of playing in the remaining World Cup qualifiers.

Here are highlights from the US 1-0 Panama:

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8 Responses to US Beats Panama to Win Fifth Gold Cup Trophy: Goal Highlights [VIDEO]

  1. San Fransiscan says:

    I heard that Gus was at his best once again.

    • Justin says:

      His opening line of the broadcast was something about the U.S. “putting the ball in the hole”


  2. EPLNFL says:

    Outstanding day for the US. I was most proud of the fact that the crowd of over 57,000 was so pro-USA. I have sat in Chicago’s Soldier Field for Gold Cup matches, friendlies, and WC qualifiers and have not seen the majority of the crowd behind the US before. That alone in my view shows the growth of soccer in the US.

    Support for the national team seemed to come from fans from around the Midwest. License plates in the lots showed cars from Wiscnsin., Michigan and Ohio aplenty. Really proud to be a USA fan.

    • Robocrouch15 says:

      This would have been very different if it was Mexico, not Panama. There were a lot of people in Mexico gear in my section today.

      • EPLNFL says:

        There where some but not as many as I thought. I had expected may be about 20,000 US supporters but as you would know the crowd was by a great number pro-USA.

  3. Efrain says:

    That was a great match too! The “B” team were aggressive and played well. Their passing seemed lucky at times but it was like, no matter where they passed somehow there was always someone there for it. Bit of luck and great passing I guess. Wonder how this B side would do against a WC team.

  4. Eplnfl says:

    Chris: any word on the TV audience on Fox for the game?

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