It's time to open Group D play in the Copa America Centenario and Orlando's Camping World Stadium will be the place. OK, so it would have been a lot cooler if we'd gotten today's other Group D match between Argentina and Chile, but hey, baby steps. At least we're in.
It will be interesting to see what tonight's game draws after only 14,334 showed up for Saturday's more intriguing Costa Rica-Paraguay match-up. One nice thing that bears mentioning is that the natural turf surface put down over top of Camping World's artificial playing surface held up quite well on Saturday. The grass-over-field turf surface was much more secure for player footing than say...Yankee Stadium last week for Orlando City's match.
I'm not going to sugarcoat it...these two teams are probably not getting out of Group D. Panama is ranked 56th in FIFA's world rankings and Bolivia is way down at No. 82. However, neither of these teams has anything to lose, so theoretically they should both be going all out, as this may be their best opportunity for three points in the group.
U.S. fans may recognize Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, who formerly played with LA Galaxy. Midfielders Aníbal Godoy and Alberto Quintero play for San Jose Earthquakes and forward Blas Pérez plays for Vancouver Whitecaps. There are few Bolivians who Americans are familiar with. Only forward Yasmani Duk plies his trade in the United States, with the NASL's New York Cosmos. The vast majority of the team plays club football domestically.
Goalkeepers: José Calderón (Plantense, HON), Jaime Penedo (Saprissa, CRC), Alex Rodríguez (San Francisco, PAN)
Defenders: Felipe Baloy (Atlas, MEX), Harold Cummings (Alajuelense, CRC), Fidel Escobar (Sporting, PAN), Luis Henríquez (Tauro, PAN), Adolfo Machado (Saprissa, CRC), Roderick Miller (San Francisco, PAN)
Midfielders: Ricardo Buitrago (Juan Aurich, PER), Miguel Camargo (Mineros deGuayana, VEN), Armando Cooper (Árabe Unido, PAN), Aníbal Godoy (San José Earthquakes, USA), Gabriel Gómez (Cartaginés, CRC), Amílcar Henríquez (América, COL), Valentín Pimentel (La Equidad, COL), Alberto Quintero (San José Earthquakes, USA)
Forwards: Abdiel Arroyo (RNK Split, CRO), Ismael Díaz (Porto, POR), Roberto Nurse (Mineros de Zacatecas, MEX), Blas Pérez (Vancouver Whitecaps, CAN), Luis Tejada (Juan Aurich, PER), Gabriel Torres (Zamora, VEN)
Goalkeepers: Carlos Lampe (Sport Boys, BOL), Rómel Quiñónez (Bolívar, BOL), Guillermo Viscarra (Oriente Petrolero, BOL)
Defenders: Diego Bejarano (The Strongest, BOL), Marvin Bejarano (Oriente Petrolero, BOL), Nelson Cabrera (Bolívar, BOL), Ronald Eguino (Bolívar, BOL), Luis Gutiérrez (Ironi Kiryat Shmona, ISR), Mario Saavedra (Bolívar, BOL), Edward Zenteno (Wilstermann, BOL)
Midfielders: Pedro Azogue (Oriente Petrolero, BOL), Jhasmani Campos (Kazma, KUW), Raúl Castro (The Strongest, BOL), Samuel Galindo (Petrolero, BOL), Cristhian Machado (Wilstermann, BOL), Alejandro Meleán (Oriente Petrolero, BOL), Fernando Saucedo (Wilstermann, BOL), Martín Smedberg-Dalence (Goteborg, SWE), Wálter Veizaga (The Strongest, BOL)
Forwards: Juan Carlos Arce (Bolívar, BOL), Yasmani Duk (New York Cosmos, USA), Bruno Miranda (Universidad de Chile, CHI), Rodrigo Ramallo (The Strongest, BOL)
How to Watch:
Match time: 7 p.m. ET.
Venue: Camping World Stadium -- Orlando, FL.
TV: FOX, Univision, UniMas.
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2GO, FuboTV.
Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow @TheManeLand.
Other Copa America Matches Today:
Argentina vs. Chile -- 10 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1