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Instant Reaction: USMNT lose to Panama in shock Copa America result

Here's what you missed as the United States fell to their Central American foes in Atlanta on Thursday.

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ATLANTA, Ga. — It was a game of snowballing failures for the U.S. men’s national team.

The USMNT lost 2-1 to Panama at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, putting their chances of advancing to the quarterfinals at risk ahead of a matchup with Uruguay on Monday to close out the group stage.

Let’s dive into what we learned from the United States’ game on Thursday evening.

What’s your one sentence reaction to that game?

That. Was. Chaos.

Is that three sentences? I don’t know. I don’t care. Sue me.

Can you give me a little more than that?

This was a chaos-filled, absurdly choppy game full of highs and lows (and then more lows) for the USMNT.

The early high of Weston McKennie slotting the ball home after a set piece quickly became a low after the goal was correctly called back for an offside. A few minutes later, Matt Turner was cleared out inside his own box, resulting in a lengthy stoppage. Turner was ultimately subbed off at the half.

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