Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mexico vs Panama 08-07-2013 Concacaf Gold Cup

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California will be hosting on Jully, 8th, 2013, a Concacaf Gold Cup match between Mexico and Panama.

Panama is really in a good form, though its again a case of weak opposition rather the strength of the home side. Panama tends to have a lot more games than the rest of the nations. With 9 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats it has been busy. The team looks strong with 25 goals scored and 19 conceded. It is really improving and it has stepped up several levels over the past few years. The team composed of good players from top leagues in South America and Mexico.  Key men are midfielders Gabriel Gomez and defensive middle Amilcar Henriquez. Upfront Panama has an explosive duo in Blaz Perez and Luis Tejada. In this Group it sit in 2nd with 1 win, 2 draws and 0 defeats.
Mexico is on a fantastic run of form. The best side in the confederation it is a very underated side. Vastly experienced and packed with quality in all areas it is a serious unit.  It has11 wins, 6 draws and 2 defeats. The quality of opposition faced here is very high, it has beaten Brazil, Bosnia, Serbia and Venezuela amongst others. Mexico has decent players all over the park but outstanding central striker Javier Hernandez is the key man. With a superb strike rate of 32 in 48 he is probably the best striker on the continent right now.In the group Mexico is  1st with 1 win, 3 draws and 0defeats.

Possible line-ups:
Panama (4-4-2): Penedo; Rodriguez, Torres, Cummings, Chen; Quintero, Sanchez, Godoy, Gomez; Blackburn, Torres.
Mexico (4-2-3-1): Corona – Flores, Rodriguez, Moreno, Salcido – Zavala, Torrado – Aquino, dos Santos, Guardado – Hernandez.

Match Details and Timings:
Mexico vs Panama
Football: Concacaf Gold Cup grp. A.
Match date: 8 July 2013
Kick Off Time: 02:00 CET - 00:00 GMT
Stadium: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)

You can watch the match here

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