The U.S. Gold Cup breakdown following a 1-0 victory over Panama in the championship match at Chicago’s Soldier Field:
20 goals for
4 goals against
The celebration was dampened by another injury to midfielder Stuart Holden. During the match, the USSF issued a statement saying he had suffered a knee sprain that would require further evaluation and testing. Afterward, however, Juergen Klinsmann said he feared a serious setback.
Klinsmann will regather a largely, if not completely, European-based squad for an Aug. 14 friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo, then begin preparations for 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica on Sept. 6 in San Jose (CR) and Mexico four days later in Columbus, Ohio.
Since a 4-2 friendly loss to Belgium on May 29 in Cleveland, the Americans have won 11 straight by a 35-8 margin. (Ten of those matches were on home soil and 10 were against CONCACAF opponents.)
USA: Brek Shea (Alejandro Bedoya), 69th minute.
Rimando; Parkhurst, Goodson, Besler, Beasley; Beckerman, Holden (Diskerud 23rd); Bedoya (Gonzalez 89th), Donovan, Corona (Shea 68th); E. Johnson.
Video of Holden’s injury:
Video of Brek Shea‘s 69th-minute goal: