The Gold Cup winners in United States vs. Panama is the US!
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the 2013 Gold Cup final match, United States Vs. Panama, took place in Chicago.
The Americans becoming the Gold Cup winners is the first time in six years the United States won the CONCACAF championship. The team came into the United States vs. Panama matchup with ten straight wins, with winning the gold cup for 2013 making their eleventh straight win.
The Gold Cup final was won one to zero. More amazingly, the Americans didn’t allow Panama to take a single shot at the goal the entire game.
Brek Shea made the single score making them the Gold Cup winners. But it was definitely a team effort. A shot by Alejandro Bedoya was blocked by a Panamian defender, but Donovan passed it toward the line, only to be knocked in by Shea.
Gold Cup winner Donovan explains how he remembers this defining moment from United States vs. Panama:
“I tried to shoot it, it wasn’t my finest moment,” Donovan told Fox. “Fortunately Brek was there and put it in…. “It’s meant a lot to all of us,” Donovan said. “We came together beginning of July, we had a dream, a goal, and we showed again the American spirit. We want to keep getting better and better as we get to Brazil.”
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