The 2014 Copa Centroamericana kicked off Wednesday, and it is being played for the first time in the United States. Be sure to check up on FutbolMLS.com's Copa Centroamericana homepage for the latest information on the tournament.
Panama 2, Costa Rica 2
FC Dallas forward Blas Pérez got La Roja on the board first, and Panama took a 2-0 lead into the late stages but could not hold off the Ticos. Johan Vanegas and Celso Borges (via the penalty spot) each scored in the final 10 minutes to level the score. Pérez and LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo went the distance for Panama, while Portland winger Rodney Wallace played 53 minutes for Costa Rica. Panama now needs a four-goal win over Nicaragua to win Group B and advance to the final.
Guatemala 2, Belize 1
La Bicolor made harder work of it than they should have but held on to beat Belize 2-1. Former MLS striker Carlos Ruiz got the opener for Guatemala, while Sounders winger Marco Pappa went 77 minutes in the victory and Marvin Ávila scored what proved to be the decisive goal. The lone Belize strike came from Deon McCaulay, who was the world-wide top goalscorer in qualification for the 2014 World Cup and has trialed with multiple MLS teams.
Honduras 0, El Salvador 1
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Johnny Leverón and Los Catrachos found themselves on the wrong end of a surprising scoreline, falling 1-0 to El Salvador on a goal from San Antonio Scorpions midfielder Richard Menjivar. Leverón went the distance on the Honduras backline