Fans can watch the Mexico vs. Panama soccer match live online and see which team can play their way through to the Gold Cup final.
The teams meet Wednesday in a semi-final match from Atlanta, with start time at 9:30 p.m. ET. A trip to the Gold Cup final is on the line.
There is quite a bit at stake for Mexico, which went into the tournaments as one of the favorites. After coach Miguel Herrera held back in the Copa America tournament, sending what many described as a “B squad,” it placed more pressure on the country’s top players to succeed in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
So far, they have followed through, with their strong defense propelling the team through to the final four.
There is already plenty of drama brewing off the field, as well. After Mexico defeated Costa Rica 1-0 on a late goal in their quarterfinal matchup, they had to travel from New York to Atlanta to take on Panama in the semi-finals. Mexican coach Miguel Herrera blasted the travel arrangements, saying the biggest draw of the Gold Cup shouldn’t have to endure the mess they did.
“Mexico is the team that fills the stadiums and we are not being treated well… We should be getting more consideration,” Herrera told reporters (via Reuters).
“We had to wait three hours, then they packed two teams (into the plane) and CONCACAF people, I don’t know why. We were all squashed,” he added.
“Our luggage had to go by land because of too much weight on the plane… They say we’re carrying too much but we’re the ones who put most fans in the stadiums.
During the flight, the players were squeezed in and that can’t be. We played extra time and the players shouldn’t have to wait so long (at the airport) and travel in those conditions.”
Fans who watch the Mexico vs. Panama soccer match live online will also a Mexican team riding a wave of controversy. There were allegations that the team may have gotten a bit of extra help from referees when they called a late push on Costa Rican striker Oribe Peralta. Mexico was awarded a penalty kick, which midfielder Andres Guardado converted into the game winner.
Herrera denies getting any favors with the call.
“It’s not that (referees) help us. After so much trying (to score) we deserved to win,” Herrera told reporters. “I asked Oribe what happened and he said Miller ‘threw himself onto me’. We’ll have to see the video.”
Fans who want to watch the Mexico vs. Panama soccer match live online can turn to Fox Sports Go for streaming video.
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