The Red Bulls’ Michael Murillo teamed with Miguel and Camargo for a 1-0 Panama lead. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
CLEVELAND — Well, this is something you don’t necessarily see every day: A pair of Hudson River Derby rivals combining on a goal for the same team.
That’s what Red Bulls defender Michael Murillo and New York City FC attacker Miguel Camargo did in Panama’s 3-0 victory over Martinique in Group B of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The result, combined with the U.S.’s 3-0 win over Nicaragua, left Los Canaleros (2-0-1, 7 points) in second place in the group. They will play in the quarterfinals in Philadelphia Thursday. The Caribbean side fell to 1-2-0.
Murillo gave Panama a 1-0 lead in the 44th minute as he headed home Camargo’s cross from the left wing.
Abdiel Arroyo gave the Centrals some breathing room on the hour and Gabriel Torres closed out the scoring in the 67th minute.