The United States will open the defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title on July 7 against Honduras or French Guiana in Frisco.
Fans at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City were ready to start a nationwide celebration. And then, the Americans stunned not just an opponent, but an entire country.
Brek Shea poked a ball into the net in the 69th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama and the CONCACAF Gold Cup title.
Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson scored on either side of the intermission on Tuesday as the United States cruised to a 2-0 victory over Panama in 2014 World Cup qualifying at CenturyLink Field.
Rodriguez played against FC Dallas with Tauro FC in the CONCACAF Champions League, picking up one assist in two games.