Graham Zusi scored his first international goal in the eighth minute, and the United States beat Panama 1-0 in an exhibition game Wednesday night at Panama City for its third straight win.
Using mostly backups while the regulars remained with their European clubs and playing nearly the entire second half a man short, the Americans evened their record at 4-4-1 under Jurgen Klinsmann, who replaced Bob Bradley as coach last summer.
Panama, which upset the U.S. in the first round of last year's CONCACAF Gold Cup, had a man advantage after Geoff Cameron received a red card in the 52nd minute for shoving Blas Perez from behind on a breakaway just outside the penalty area.
Perez nearly tied it in the 78th but sent a short downward header wide.
Other than the goal, the Americans rarely threatened - the U.S. didn't have its first corner kick until the fifth minute of stoppage time in the second half, just before the final whistle.
And goalkeeper Nick Rimando made several difficult saves...