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Panama gets deserved win over U.S.

Updated: June 12, 2011, 3:08 AM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

When the U.S. men's national team was thumped 4-0 by Spain one week ago, the thinking was that things couldn't get any worse. But after being deservedly beaten 2-1 by Panama in the Gold Cup -- the first group-stage loss by the Americans in the tournament's history -- it's difficult to imagine how much lower the U.S. can sink.

The match against Spain at least had some built-in caveats. A largely reserve side took the field that day. Oh yeah, and Spain just happens to be the ...

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