USA knocked out of the Gold Cup by Panama

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Ever since he was named the interim United States men’s national soccer team coach, replacing another interim coach, B.J. Callaghan has been consistent.

The team’s objective at the Gold Cup was to capture a fourth straight Concacaf trophy while providing opportunities to a roster made up predominantly of young and fringe players.

It’s not exactly a complimentary combination. But with the squad’s European-based stars needing an extended break after a long club season that sandwiched the unusual winter World Cup, it was a logical way to try to salvage what in the past has been an important competition.

As good as the added experience is in theory, from a practical standpoint, there weren’t any U.S. players who emphatically made a statement that they are ready for a larger role when the full pool is available.

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