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Players: Brad Evans, Omar Gonzalez, Matt Besler, DaMarcus Beasley
Ratings: Evans: 6.5; Gonzalez: 6.8; Besler: 6.8; Beasley: 7
Out of the four defenders, Evans was the weakest against Panama, as he showed that he was susceptible to the runs of Alberto Quintero.
As has been common knowledge for quite some time, Evans is just a fill-in at right-back until Steve Cherundolo and Timmy Chandler return to the squad.
Gonzalez and Besler started alongside each other for the fifth time in their United States careers, and once again they looked like the future of the American defense.
In the five matches in which the MLS-based duo have started together, the United States are unbeaten.
Beasley once again proved to be the wily old veteran who can surprise us every once in a while.
Beasley, who will miss the match against Honduras because of a yellow card suspension, almost scored the third American goal in the 79th minute, hitting the post after a surging run forward on the left wing.