August 5, 2013 |
The Galaxy, plagued by inconsistent play in goal all season, may have found a solution by signing Panama national team star Jaime Penedo on a free transfer Monday. Penedo, 31, will be added to the team's roster after paperwork for a P1 visa and his international transfer certificate have been processed. The Galaxy, with Carlo Cudicini and Brian Rowe splitting time in goal, have given up 27 goals in 22 games. Cudicini has played in 22 games and has a goals-against average of 1.20 but a save percentage of only 59%. Rowe has played in two games, giving up three goals but stopping 69% of the shots he has faced.
July 24, 2013 |
For the second time in 11 years, Mexico won't play in the Gold Cup final. Panama made sure of that Wednesday, turning a first-half goal from Blas Perez, a second-half score from Roman Torres and some brilliant goalkeeping from Jaime Penedo into a 2-1 win over Mexico in front of 81,410 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Panama, which beat Mexico, 2-1, in the Gold Cup opener, will play the U.S. in Sunday's final in Chicago. The U.S. advanced with a 3-1 victory over Honduras in Wednesday's first semifinal game.
October 30, 1994
Bill Clinton sent Panama just what it needed, another dictator. NORMAN LIEBMANN Thousand Oaks
January 11, 2006 |
Panama's agricultural minister resigned, accusing the U.S. of pressuring the Central American country to accept lower agricultural inspection standards. Laurentino Cortizo's departure comes as the U.S. and Panama negotiate in Washington on a bilateral free trade accord that would remove tariffs and agricultural subsidies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1989
Many Latin American nations have, as a matter of principle, objected to the United States' invasion of Panama. I await their refusal, as a matter of principle, to accept American economic aid. GARY A. ROBB Los Angeles
May 21, 2009 |
A frequent critic of NAFTA and other trade pacts when he was on the campaign trail, President Obama is now throwing his support behind a trade deal with Panama, courting a potential backlash among his labor supporters. The administration is expected to make its case before a Senate Finance Committee hearing today in Washington, where his team is likely to face sharp questioning about Obama's change of heart on a deal the president now apparently views as a strategic imperative.