The United States Men’s National Team will take on Panama in their second friendly of the 2015 calendar year. After an exciting 2014 World Cup run, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann penciled in an ambitious set of friendly matches for the New Year. Their friendly schedule includes a home match against their rivals Mexico and two road games against world powerhouses, the Netherlands and Germany. Sunday’s afternoon match against Panama will be a good test for the United States as they are coming off a tough loss to Chile. Panama and the United States will play at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. The average price of tickets for the US Men’s National Soccer team game vs. Panama is $59 with the minimum price being $38, according to TiqIQ.
In their last friendly against Chile on January 28th, the United States squandered two different leads and eventually fell to the South American side, 3-2. Young forward Brek Shea opened the scoring with a great run and finish to the far post in the sixth minute of play. But the American defense struggled to keep up with the Chilean attack and Roberto Gutierrez of Chile equalized on a header just four minutes later. The struggling Jozy Altidore showed signs of returning to his former glory when he scored right before half time to give the United States the lead again. But two goals in the second half from Mark Gonzalez of Chile proved to be the undoing of the United States.
For soccer fans looking to get to The StubHub Center in Carson, CA, Hipmunk.com has your many available options for travel arrangements through Long Beach Airport. Available flights to Los Angeles along with hotels in Long Beach from $89 are readily accessible for the American soccer fans that want to cheer on their national soccer team.
The American’s need to get a win against Panama on Sunday. Their recent loss to Chile has dampened the mood surrounding United States Soccer. Panama are currently sixth in the CONCACAF rankings, and by no means are a powerhouse but should prove to be an admirable opponent. Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley will need to provide leadership as the USMNT look to return to their winning ways of 2014 against Panama.