Game Notes: Panama v Martinique
Action from the only CONCACAF Gold Cup meeting between Martinique (white jersey) and Panama on July 11, 2013, in Seattle, Washington, USA. (Photo: Mexsport)
Panama Martinique
36Games Played


50Goals For11
45Goals Against27

Match Officials

REFEREE: Roberto Garcia (Mexico)
ASSISTANT REFEREE 1:  Jose Luis Camargo (Mexico)
ASSISTANT REFEREE 2: Alberto Morin (Mexico)
4TH OFFICIAL: Yadel Martinez (Cuba)


PANAMA: none

Single Caution

PANAMA Anibal Godoy
MARTINIQUE: Antoine Jean-Baptiste, Sebastien Cretinoir, JeanManuel Nedra, Yoann Arquinn, Karl Vitulin



• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup (GC): Panama 2, Nicaragua 1 … Panama trailed for all of 64 seconds before Ismael Diaz equalized in the 50th minute. Gabriel Torres found the net seven minutes later for his first GC goal since tying for the 2013 Golden Boot honors, as Los Canaleros preserved a 2-1 victory over their Central American foes

• 2017 Gold Cup Results: 1-1 draw v USA (Miguel Camargo 60’); 2-1 win v Nicaragua (Ismael Diaz 50’; Gabriel Torres 57’)

• Head Coach: Hernan Dario Gomez (since February 2014) … an experienced international coach who has managed his native Colombia twice, as well as Ecuador and Guatemala … took Ecuador to the 2002 FIFA World Cup

• Qualification method: 2nd place, Copa Centroamericana (Record: GP-5; W-3; D-1; L-1; GF-4; GA-2) … tournament held at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City … Gold Cup Appearances: 8 (1993, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) … Gold Cup Record: GP-36; W-11; D-15; L-10; GF-50; GA-45

• Best Finish: Runners up-2 (2005, 2013) … fell to U.S. in 2005 final, 1:3 on penalties, after a 0-0 draw … lost to U.S. in 2013 final, 1-0, on Brek Shea’s goal (69’)

• Top GC Scorers: Blas Perez (11 goals), Luis Tejada (10 goals) … neither Perez (36-years-old) nor Tejada (35) are on this year’s roster though both featured during the 2015 tournament and have participated during 2018 World Cup Qualifying cycle

• 2017 Copa Centroamericana results (round robin): 0-0 draw v Belize, 2-1 win v Nicaragua, 0-1 loss v Honduras, 1-0 win v El Salvador, 1-0 win v Costa Rica

• 2017 Copa Centroamericana scorers: Abdiel Arroyo, Armando Cooper, Roderick Millier, Josiel Nunez (1 goal)

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (WCQ): currently sits in fourth in CONCACAF fifth round (GP-6; W-1; D-4; L-1; GF-4, GA-4) … overall 2018 qualifying record: GP-12; W-4, D-5, L-3; GF-11, GA-9 … seeking first-ever World Cup berth … would qualify for an inter-confederation playoff with a fourth-place finish

• 2018 FIFA WCQ, CONCACAF fifth round results: 1-0 win v Honduras (A), 0-0 draw v Mexico (H), 1-0 loss v Trinidad & Tobago (A), 1-1 draw v United States (H), 0-0 draw v Costa Rica (A), 2-2 draw v Honduras (H) … Remaining fifth-round matches: Mexico (A); Trinidad & Tobago (H); United States (A); Costa Rica (H)

• Prior to 2-1 victory v Nicaragua on Wednesday, winless in previous eight GC matches (1W-6D-2L) … Finished third in 2015 GC without winning any of six games, posting an overall record of 0W-5D-1L

• Record against GC Caribbean opposition: GP-9; W-3; D-5; L-1; GF-18; GA-12 … never held scoreless by a Caribbean opponent in GC … 6-1 win v Cuba in 2013 quarterfinals marked most goals Panama has ever scored in a GC match

• With five goals, forward Gabriel Torres was joint-top scorer in 2013 GC with Landon Donovan and Chris Wondolowski (both USA)

• In 2-1 win v Nicaragua, scored multiple goals for the first time in eight GC games … also conceded at least one goal for an 11th consecutive GC match • In 1-0 win v Martinique, Gabriel Torres (85’ pen) scored the only goals


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup: United States 3, Martinique 2 ... Kevin Parsemain’s brace nearly helped Martinique pull off a historic result, and made him the second 2017 GC player to reach three goals scored behind Canada’s Alphonso Davies

• 2017 Gold Cup Results: 2-0 win v Nicaragua (Kevin Parsemain 35’, Steeven Langil 66’); 2-3 loss v United States: (Kevin Parsemain 66’, 74’)

• Head Coach: Jean-Marc Civault (since September 2016)

• Qualification method: 4th place, 2017 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup (Record: W-6; D-0; L-2; GF-18; GA-5) … Gold Cup appearances: 5 (1993, 2002, 2003, 2013, 2017) … Gold Cup Record: GP-13; W-3; D-2; L-8; GF-11; GA-27

• Best finish: Quarterfinals-1 (2002) … fell on penalties (5:6) to Canada after playing to a 1-1 draw (own goal 63’) … advanced out of group thanks to first-ever Gold Cup win, 1-0 over Trinidad & Tobago (Patrick Percin 51’)

• Top GC Scorers: Kevin Parsemain (4 goals) … with goal against Nicaragua, became first player from Martinique to score in multiple GC tournaments … became first Martinique player to hit a GC brace in 2-3 loss v United States

• 2016/17 Caribbean Cup results: (1st Round) 3-0 home win v British Virgin Islands, 4-1 away win v Dominica; (2nd Round) 2-0 home win v Guadeloupe, 4-0 away win v Dominica; (3rd Round) 2-1 away win v Dominican Republic; 2-0 home win aet v Trinidad & Tobago; (Semifinals) 1-2 home loss v Curacao: (3rd Place) 0-1 home loss v French Guiana

• 2016/17 Caribbean Cup scorers: Steeven Langil (4 goals); Yoann Arquin (3); Kevin Parsemain (2); Stephane Abaul, Johan Audel, Jean-Sylvain Babin, Mathias Coreur, Jordy Delem, Bruno Grougi, Daniel Herelle, Antoine Jean-Baptiste (1)

• Scored multiple goals in three of 13 GC matches, and only one prior to the 2017 tournament

• One of two 2017 GC entrants, along with French Guiana, that competes in CONCACAF competitions, but is not a FIFA member

• GC Record against Central American Opposition: GP-4; W-0; D-0; L-4; GF-1; GA-7 … Shut out in last three matches v Central American teams … Have not scored v Central American opponent since 1-3 loss v Costa Rica on July 18, 1993

• Lost 9-0 to Mexico on July 11, 1993 in Gold Cup debut, a match that remains the most lopsided result in tournament history … conceded more goals in 1993 edition (14) than in remaining four appearances combined (13)

• 1W-1D-2L after a loss in the same GC edition

• Conceded 1 goal or fewer in six of last nine GG matches, in other three matches conceded 2 or more in games v either Mexico (1 game; 3 goals) or USA (2 games; allowed 2 once, allowed 3 once

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