- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2011

TAMPA, FLA. (AP) - Landon Donovan expects the United States men’s national soccer team to be on its game when it resumes Gold Cup play against Panama.

Noting there’s a history of close games between the teams in the tournament that determines the champion of North and Central America and the Caribbean, Donovan stressed the favored Americans can not afford to overlook their next opponent on Saturday night.

The U.S. has beaten Panama in each of the past three Gold Cups, including 2005 when they played to a scoreless tie in the final. The Americans took the title that year after winning a penalty shootout, then eliminated the Panamanians in the quarterfinals in 2007 and 2009.