CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal

U.S. digs deep to overcome Panama in overtime

July 19, 2009
By Doug McIntyre
PHILADELPHIA -- They might have left it late for a comeback win, and the overall performance certainly wasn't pretty. But after heading into halftime down a goal, this young U.S. national team showed its growing maturity by finding a way past Panama, 2-1, to advance to the Gold Cup semifinals for the fourth consecutive tournament.

Kenny Cooper's penalty-kick tally in the 105th minute will go down as the winner. But it was Man of the Match Kyle Beckerman's bomb from the top of the box ...

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