NASHVILLE (AP) — For the first time ever, the United States failed to win its CONCACAF Gold Cup opener.
Blame this disappointing result on an inability to protect a lead.
Dom Dwyer scored for the second straight game but Miguel Camargo’s goal gave Panama a 1-1 tie Saturday, ending a streak of 13 straight wins by the Americans in their opener of soccer’s North and Central American and Caribbean championship.
Camargo’s 60th-minute goal capped a dominant 10-minute stretch for Panama after Dwyer had put the U.S. ahead.
“It’s just unfortunate,” U.S. midfielder Alejandro Bedoya said. “It’s frustrating. It’s disappointing.”
After getting a goal in his American debut last weekend against Ghana, the England-born Dwyer scored in the 50th minute with a left-footed shot from 9 yards that went in off the far post. Dwyer, the husband of U.S. women’s team forward Sydney…