Falling behind two goals and then seeing his side go down a man on a 37th minute red card wasn't the way that Sephane Auvray and Guadeloupe wanted to start their 2011 Gold Cup campaign. Panama jumped to an early lead from goals by Blas Perez and Luis Tejada, then saw Mickael Tacalfred sent off in the 37th minute. Things got worse for Guadeloupe in the second half as Panaman's Gabriel Gomez converted a penalty in the 56th. Guadeloupe staged a second half comeback though from a pair of goals by substitute Brice Jovial, but they were unable to find an equalizer.
The result, combined with the USA's win over Canada puts Guadeloupe in 3rd place in the group on goal difference (-1 to -2) over Canada. Guadeloupe's next match is on Saturday when they'll take on Canada in Tampa.