/U.S. Men's National Team plays to draw with Panama in Gold Cup opener

U.S. Men's National Team plays to draw with Panama in Gold Cup opener


AP

Published 7:05 p.m. ET July 8, 2017 | Updated 9:12 p.m. ET July 8, 2017

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…

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