Panama’s Soccer Team Classifies for Gold Cup

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Panama’s Soccer Team will be traveling to the USA in June to compete in the Gold Cup.  This is exciting news for soccer fans in Panama who are used to mostly hearing about Panama’s Star Baseball Players excelling and competing in the USA.  More information from Tuesday’s La Prensa Below-

Panama Soccer Team Poster

Panama Soccer Team Poster

Panama classifies for Gold Cup

The Panamanian soccer team, along with their counterparts from Costa Rica and El Salvador, have officially classified for the Gold Cup, after winning their respective matches in the Central-American Cup this past Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.

The tournament, held in Panama, pitted seven Central-American teams against each other to compete for the five available slots to participate in the follow-up Gold Cup, to be held in June in the United States.

Panama secured a spot in the Gold Cup after defeating Nicaragua 2-0, with goals by Armando Cooper and Luis Rentería.

With these results, Panama and El Salvador lead Category A with six points each, followed by Nicaragua and Belize, with zero. In Group B, Costa Rica secured its spot with four points, ranking first in that group, which also includes Honduras, with one point, and Guatemala, with zero.

(http://www.prensa.com/hoy/english/sports_5996.asp)

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