Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Estadio Rommel Fernandez will host Monday’s World Cup qualifier between Panama and USA, the two teams, who are eyeing automatic qualification for the next year’s showpiece tournament. Los Canaleros aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to El Salvador, but beating the group leaders is easier said than done. Panama boss Thomas Christiansen could opt to make changes to the team than suffered the loss at Estadio Cuscatlan, with all Yanis, Gondola, and Stephens pushing for a start.
USA, on the other hand, recorded a 2-0 win over Jamaica to overtake Mexico in top position. Since Gregg Berhalter can count on key players for Monday’s clash, except for Christian Pulisic, away win should be considered. Talented Dallas attacker Ricardo Pepi should continue to lead the line for the Yanks after the teenager scored a brace in the victory over the Reggae Boyz.
Highlighted Player (Anibal Godoy):
Anibal Godoy is a professional footballer who plays for Panama national football team. The powerful midfielder was born on February 10, 1990 and he has been playing for los Ticos since March 4, 2010 when he made his debut for the national team.
Anibal Godoy played full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Venezuela and he scored his first goal for Panama four years late in a 3-1 victory over El Salvador. Speaking of his club career, Godoy played for Chepo of Panama from 2007 to 2010 and he moved to Europe in the summer of 2013, signing a deal with Hungarian outfit Honved.
After playing 24 league games (one goal) for Honved, Godoy signed for Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes in August 2015. Anibal Godoy is a defensive midfielder and his preferred foot is left. His contract with San Jose should expire in December, 2017 and it has to be noted that he began his youth career Arsenal de Sarandi of Argentina.