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First-half goals by Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley gave the United States a 2-0 victory Sunday over Panama in an international football friendly, snapping a five-match American win drought.
VIDEO: Dempsey, Bradley lift host US over Panama
02/08/2015
 
Clint Dempsey

First-half goals by Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley gave the United States a 2-0 victory Sunday over Panama in an international football friendly, snapping a five-match American win drought.


Bradley, a midfielder with stops in Germany and Italy who now plays for Toronto, scored in the 27th minute and former Fulham standout Dempsey found the goal in the 37th minute to provide all the scoring the hosts would need.


The US squad's winless run had seen them lose 3-2 last month in Chile and fall in Ireland and to Colombia at London last November and draw at home last October with Honduras and Ecuador.


But the Americans defeated Panama for their sixth meeting in a row.


Bradley found the net off a corner kick, bending a shot into the far post and over the head of Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.


Gyasi Zardes, a striker for the Los Angeles Galaxy playing on his home field, slid a pass between two defenders to Dempsey to set up the veteran's 40th international goal.

Source: AFP
 
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