LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When Mexico vs. Panama 2012 (en vivo 11:30 PM EST) battle tonight in the CONCACAF U23 Quarterfinal, only Panama will be in trouble of elimination. Mexico vs. Panama 2012 will be one of two futbol games today that will decide which teams will head to the semi-finals. But through this stage, Mexico has remained, not only the highest ranked group team, but also the highest ranked overall nation. As a result, a loss or draw by Panama tonight will result in the team’s elimination, officials remind news.
Last night’s Olympic Qualifying matches had some surprises for news analysts and fans. Canada vs. Cuba 2012 U23 ended in a 1-1 draw. Final score on the United States vs. El Salvador game was also a draw, 3-3. As a result, in Group A, El Salvador advanced to the semi-finals to possibly face Honduras, and Canada will advance to possibly battle Mexico. USA and Cuba have been eliminated, officials confirm to news.
Tonight’s Mexico vs. Panama 2012 en vivo game is the first of two Group B showdowns tonight. Currently, Mexico’s U23 team has six points. It ranks first overall in Group B; Mexico is also the highest overall remaining country.
In contrast, Panama has only one point. As a result, Panama officials confirm to news that they can’t lose or earn a draw tonight, or they will be sent home. The key, however, tonight will be one player: Pulido.
In 2008, Mexico splits its games, earning a draw, one loss, and one win. But this year, Mexico has won all of its matches. The key has been Pulido. On March 25, Mexico destroyed Honduras with a 3-0 victory. Pulido earned two of the goals for the Mexicans. He delivered a strong strike at the forty-seven minute. That followed two earlier goals only at the thirty-nine minute and the twenty-five minute mark.
Alan Pulido is the Tigres attacker. The native of Ciudad Victoria didn’t just deliver a hat trick against Honduras this month, however. Pulido also helped lead Mexico to a 7-1 victory against Trinidad. Pulido shocked news scoring only at the twenty-nine minute mark. He was later joined by goals by Reyes, Jimenez, and Cortes. Fabian also delivered a hat-trick as well against Trinidad.
For Panama, the news is not as good. Panama has split its games this year. It fell to Honduras and then earned a draw against Trinidad. Last year, the team was mercurial. It defeated Guatemala, but then loss to El Salvador, beat Costa Rica in one game and then fell in another.
If Mexico wins tonight as many news analysts expect, fans would probably see a semi-finals match of Canada vs. Mexico en vivo 6 pm EST on March 31. For live scores tonight, click HERE.