Gold Cup final: USA vs. Panama

CONCACAF will crown the 2013 Gold Cup champion today in Chicago as the United States faces Panama in the final.

Venue: Soldier Field.

Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET.

TV: Fox main channel, Univision.

Streaming: foxsoccer2go.com, univisiondeportes.com

Taped: Fox Soccer at 9 p.m. ET.

Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador).

Weather: 65 degrees, 56 percent humidity, 0 percent chance of rain.

At stake: Regional bragging rights for two years and a berth in the CONCACAF playoff for a spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. (If the same team wins again in 2015, it will automatically advance.)

USA: Rimando; Parkhurst, Goodson, Besler, Beasley; Beckerman, Holden; Bedoya, Donovan, Corona; E. Johnson. Subs: S. Johnson, Hamid, Beltran, Gonzalez, Castillo, Orozco Fiscal, Diskerud, Torres, Shea, Bruin, Gordon, Wondolowski.

Panama: Penedo; Parris, R. Torres, Chen, C. Rodriguez; Quintero, Godoy, Gomez, Sanchez; G. Torres, B. Perez. Subs: Mejia, A. Rodriguez, Bonagas, Waterman, Cummings, Cedeno, J. Perez, Blackburn, Miller, Jimenez, Dixon.


(Courtesy of CONCACAF)

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Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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