The U.S. Men's National Team is back in action and on home soil, as they host Panama shortly at the StubHub Center. The USMNT are seeking a win, which has now become pretty rare, while Panama is looking to avenge their loss to the Americans in the 2014 World Cup qualifying Hexagonal finale, which knocked them out of the running for Brazil, as well as a loss in the 2013 Gold Cup final, which handed the Americans the regional title.
If you aren't able to make it out to the game, you can watch the match, which begins at 1 pm PT, on ESPN, UniMas, WatchESPN, and UnivisionDeportes.com.
Given the Americans' brutal schedule this year in friendlies, which includes dates against Mexico, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Germany (the latter three to be held in Europe for sure), and a loss in their 2015 opener, a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Chile in Chile 10 days ago, this is one of the more winnable games, one would think. Still, it's a friendly, so we can't get too wrapped up in the result, win lose or draw.
Feel free to discuss the match below in the comment section. I'm at the game and will be writing something on it, probably from a firsthand account, this week. In the meantime, what do you think of the lineups, the performances, the game itself? Let us know.