U.S. dominates Panama, takes sole lead of hex with win in Seattle

Edde Johnson's (center) goal to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead was the final blow in a win over Panama.
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The issue, now? Carrying the momentum of the nation's best soccer crowd into the second half of the hex. Howard will miss the readily available coffee, but knows with everything going on in the pool, things are going well for the U.S. That's a vibe the team is finally ready to embrace.

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