June 12, 2013 at 2:23 AM
USA 2, Panama 0, video highlights plus a bunch of postgame notes
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I posted Eddie Johnson‘s goal earlier, but here are the full highlights from the U.S. national team’s 2-0 home win against Panama in World Cup qualifying. And now for some postgame notes from Seattle’s first qualifier since 1976…
— The USMNT is on a 22-0-2 unbeaten run in home qualifiers dating to a 2001 loss.
— The USMNT is 9-1-2 against Panama all-time (23-6 goal differential), 8-1-1 at home.
— The USMNT improved to 3-1-1, good for sole possession of first place in the Hex.
— The USMNT is 7-2-1 in Washington and has won six straight by a 18-1 goal differential.
— Attendance of 40,847 was seventh largest in federation history for a home qualifier.
— Attendance was second highest for a U.S. game in Seattle.
— Sounders have accounted for four of the USMNT’s last 11 goals in qualifying.
— Jozy Altidore has goals in his last three international games and eight total in qualifying.
— Eddie Johnson is up to 11 goals in qualifying, all alone in third place in federation history behind (Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan at 12).
— Eddie Johnson’s 15 goals for the U.S. are tied for 10th with Cobi Jones.
— Stuart Holden made his first appearance in a qualifier since Oct. 14, 2009.
— Tim Howard earned his first shutout of 2013, the first in the final round of World Cup qualifying and the 26th of his career overall.
— DaMarcus Beasley is suspended next week vs. Honduras due to yellow card accumulation.
— Nine players will be suspended on their next yellow card: Jozy Altidore, Geoff Cameron, Tim Howard, Michael Bradley, Matt Besler, Brad Davis, Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans, Fabian Johnson.
— Unavailable for the USMNT was Graham Zusi (suspended), Jermaine Jones (concussion), Herculez Gomez (knee), among others.
— Panama suffered its first loss in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying.
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