LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Who won the Mexico vs Panama 2013 game tonight? The Mexico vs Panama 2013 final score for July 24, 2013 was not what Mexico soccer fans had hoped. Mexico lost tonight and has been eliminated from the Copa Oro. Mexico vs Panama final score for July 24, 2013 was 1-2.
For weeks, fans had hoped for a Mexico vs USA 2013 Copa Oro finals. Tonight we learned that it’s not happening. Had Mexico not allowed one more goal tonight, soccer fans would have gotten a rematch of the epic 2011 Copa Oro finals played in Los Angeles. While some of the Mexico 2011 stars from that team are no longer playing on this squad, Landon Donovan is still on the USA team. In fact, Donovan delivered a brace tonight, two goals, to help USA win over Honduras.
Before the 2011 finals, Donovan was honest about the difficulty in defending against Mexico’s then lineup. “They’ve got perhaps the hottest striker in the world on their team right now”, Donovan told news in 2011. Tonight, however, Mexico lost. In fact, this evening was a rematch of the Mexico vs Panama opening round game in the Group stage of this year’s Copa Oro. Mexico was beat by Panama in that match as well.
This evening, Mexico entered halftime tied up with Panama. But Panama’s Roman Torres, at sixty-one minutes, delivered the game winning goal for Panama. It would enable Panama to beat Mexico twice in this Copa Oro. It will also end many fans’ hope for a Mexico vs USA Copa Oro finals rematch. Instead, on July 28, fans will get USA vs Panama in the Gold Cup finals. For more about tonight’s games, click HERE.