Panama vs USA Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News

Panama vs USA Preview, Prediction, Lineups, and Team News | Copa America 2024


  • Tournament: Copa America
  • Date: Thursday, June 27
  • Kick-off Time: 11:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, United States

Panama national football team will face the USA national football team in their second game of Copa America at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the United States. This will be the first time both sides meet each other in a Copa America tournament.

Panama will aim for a positive outcome on Thursday against a side that will are favourites to top the group. Panama succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to Uruguay in their opening game of the competition. They have been drawn alongside USA, Uruguay and Bolivia. Last year, Los Canalero secured a position in the CONCACAF Gold Cup finals after eliminating USA on penalties in the semi-finals. Panama also made a solid start to their 2026 World Cup qualification campaign, winning two of their qualifiers.

Meanwhile, the USA national football team secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bolivia in their last game. They are back on the international stage this summer after missing out on the 2019 and 2021 editions of Copa America. This will be USA’s fifth appearance in the Copa America and expectations are high for the hosts in this tournament.

Also Read: A tactical preview for USA National Football Team playing in Copa America 2024

Panama vs USA Team News

Panama Squad
Panama Squad (Getty Images)

Panama national football team news

Panama captain and star Anibal Godoy has been ruled out of the competition with a thigh injury. The 34-year-old has made 139 appearances for Panama since making his debut in 2010. Other than that Thomas Christiansen will stick with the same squad that started against Uruguay.

USA national football team news

USA, on the other hand, is presently led by manager Gregg Berhalter. Matt Turner will deputise in between the sticks despite his lack of minutes for Nottingham Forest last season. Former Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic is one of the standout names in the current USMNT squad, with Folarin Balogun one of the strongest names on the bench. Both Pulisic and Balogun picked up a goal each in their opener against Bolivia.

USA Squad
USA Squad (Getty Images)

Predicted Lineups

Panama national football team Predicted lineup:

Mejia; I. Anderson, Cordoba, Miller; Murillo, Martinez, Carrasquilla, Davis; Barcenas, Diaz; Fajardo

USA national football team Predicted lineup:

Turner; Scally, Richards, Carter-Vickers, A. Robinson; Adams, Musah, McKennie; Weah, Pepi, Pulisic


The two sides have faced off 26 times in the past, with the USA national football team securing 18 easy wins and losing only four. The other four matches ended in a draw between both sides.

Last five results:

USA 1-1 Panama – CONCACAF Gold Cup – July 12, 2023
USA 5-1 Panama – FIFA World Cup – March 27, 2022
Panama 1-0 USA – FIFA World Cup – October 10, 2021
USA 6-2 Panama – International Friendly – November 16, 2020
Panama 0-1 USA – CONCACAF Gold Cup – June 26, 2019

Key Players to Watch out for

Adalberto Carrasquilla

Adalberto Carrasquilla
Adalberto Carrasquilla (Getty Images)

The Panama midfielder who is one of the first names on the team sheet has secured 57 caps for the national side. Adalberto Carrasquilla plays as a midfielder for the Houston Dynamo of MLS and won the Best Player award at the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup. The 25-year-old midfielder has attracted interest from Europe after a breakout campaign in 2023 with Houston.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic (Getty Images)

The 25-year-old AC MIlan forward is one of USMNT’s important players in this tournament. Pulisic scored a stunner against Bolivia in USMNT’s opening game of Copa America, marking his 30th goal for the nation. The former Chelsea attacker and USMNT captain has the potential to lead his nation to greater heights this summer.

Panama vs USA Prediction

Panama national football team have been labeled as one of the dark horses for Copa America this summer. They are coming off a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Uruguay in their opening game of Group C. This will be their second appearance in a Copa America tournament after participating in the Centenario edition of the competition in 2016. But Thomas Christensen’s men have a poor track record against USA who are favorites to win this tie.

USA national football team, meanwhile, are favourites to secure an easy three points. Gregg Berhalter’s side secured a 2-0 win over Bolivia in their first game of the competio. Ranked 11th in the most recent FIFA rankings, USMNT are hosting the tournament for the second time. The Stars and Stripes will fancy their chances of progressing in the next round of the competition.

Predicted Score: Panama 0-2 USA 

Where to Watch Panama vs USA Live?

QWhere to watch Panama vs USA live in India?

The Panama vs USA game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch Panama vs USA live game in UK?

The game between Panama and USA will be live on Channel 4 in UK.

Q. Where to watch Panama vs USA in USA?

The match between Panama and USA will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch Panama vs USA game in Panama?

The Panama vs USA will be live on TVN for Panama fans.

Q. Where to watch Panama vs USA live in USA?

The Panama vs USA game will be available across FOX, and TUDN for USA fans.

Also Read: Venezuela vs Mexico Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Copa America