United States vs Panama: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

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The USMNT will look to punch their ticket to Qatar on Sunday.
The USMNT will look to punch their ticket to Qatar on Sunday. / Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

The United States Men's National Team will look to seal qualification to the 2022 World Cup when they host Panama on Sunday evening.

Gregg Berhalter's men remain second in the Concacaf table after a 0-0 draw with Mexico, who they're level alongside with 22 points.

Panama are fifth but still hold out hope of both automatic and playoff qualification themselves across their final two fixtures.

The USMNT can punch their ticket to Qatar 2022 in any of the following ways:

  • Win vs Panama coupled with Costa Rica failing to beat El Salvador.
  • Draw against Panama coupled with Costa Rica losing to El Salvador.
  • The USMNT will be assured of at least a playoff spot if they avoid defeat against Panama.

Read on for team news, broadcast info, head-to-head records and more for the United States vs Panama...

How to watch United States vs Panama on TV/Live stream

When is kick-off? Sunday, 27 March, 7pm (EST)
Where is it being played? Exploria Stadium, Orlando
What TV channel is it on? Fox Sports 1 (US)
Highlights? US Soccer YouTube channel

United States team news

Yedlin will miss out against Panama due to suspension.
Yedlin will miss out against Panama due to suspension. / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The USMNT's job against Panama has been made a little more difficult thanks to suspensions for DeAndre Yedlin and Timothy Weah, who were both booked against Mexico during the week. With Reggie Cannon also unavailable for this squad, Shaq Moore will likely step in at right-back.

USMNT predicted XI: Steffen; Moore, M. Robinson, Zimmerman, A. Robinson; Adams, Musah, De la Torre; Pulisic, Pepi, Reyna.

Panama team news

Panama absolutely must win here and, so, will field their strongest possible line-up.

Panama predicted XI: Mejia; Murillo, Escobar, Andrade, Cornejo; Carrasquilla, Godoy; Barcenas, Quintero, Rodriguez; Blackburn.

United States vs Panama head-to-head record

The USMNT fell 1-0 to Panama during their previous meeting - the fifth match of this qualifying campaign back in October.

But that was a rare blip in this fixture, with the Stars and Stripes winning 17 matches to Panama's three, with four draws. Prior to the shock defeat last year, the USMNT had gone six without defeat against Los Canaleros, winning four of those games.

United States vs Panama score prediction

An away defeat to Canada aside, the US have been much improved since their loss to Panama, at least in terms of results.

A win here will leave them in an incredibly strong position in qualifying, even if other results don't go their way.

Things went wrong for the USMNT in 2017 but this is a different group with different goals. Destiny awaits.

Prediction: United States 3-1 Panama