St. Paul, Minnesota.- The door is open for a hot start to the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup for Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.
With the reigning champion United States playing Guyana in the second match of a doubleheader at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday night, both Panama and Trinidad and Tobago know they could set the bar for Group D.
With the third highest average age in the tournament among its squad at 27.48, Panama is certainly led by a strong veteran core. With any of the likes of Roman Torres, Gabriel Torres and Armando Cooper on the pitch, Panama will not be lacking for leadership. In addition, MF Anibal Godoy will be making his 100th appearance for the national team.
After missing out on the 2017 edition of the tournament, Trinidad and Tobago is anxious to take the field, as Head Coach Dennis Lawrence’s side hopes to surpass his nation’s most recent Gold Cup performance, which saw it reach the quarterfinals in 2015. That Trinidad and Tobago side was knocked out on penalties by none other than Panama. Some Gold Cup redemption could be in store.
The Group D opener between Panama and Trinidad and Tobago will kick off Tuesday evening at 7:30 ET, followed by U.S. vs. Guyana at 10 ET.