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USA-Panama qualifier, 7 p.m. at CenturyLink; and, yes, tickets remain available

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PANAMA (1-0-3)AT UNITED STATES (2-1-1)7 p.m., CenturyLink Field.TV: ESPN.NOTES: This game marks the halfway point in both team’s 10-match World Cup qualification round. Through four matches, Panama has scored five goals and allowed three; the USA has scored four and allowed three. … The U.S. has a 23-match home unbeaten streak (21-0-2) in qualification matches dating to 2001. … The USA is 8-1-2 all-time against Panama, and 7-1-1 at home. … The U.S. national team is 6-2-1 all-time in Seattle, including five straight wins. … Panama will be without striker Blas Perez (gastroenteritis). The USA will be without Jermaine Jones (concussion) and Graham Zusi (yellow card accumulation.) … Seattle Sounders Eddie Johnson and Brad Evans are on the U.S. roster. … Seating capacity will be capped at 42,000 due to the Mariners-Astros game at nearby Safeco Field. Tickets remain available.QUOTABLE: “They’re a difficult team to break down defensively because they stay compact. They work really hard for each other. They’re physical; but at the same time, they have players who can score goals.” – U.S. captain Clint Dempsey on Panama.NEXT: The USA continues World Cup qualification June 18, meeting Honduras at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

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