CHICAGO — The Americans were still scratching to create something — anything — when Shea replaced Joe Corona in the 68th minute. He didn’t waste any time making his presence felt as the Americans pushed forward again.
Alejandro Bedoya fed Donovan, but he muffed the shot. The ball continued to roll past Panama’s Roberto Chen and on toward the net. Parked inches from the goal line, Shea stuck out his left foot and tapped the ball past goalkeeper Jaime Penedo for his second international goal.
The Americans had a chance to double the lead in the 84th minute when Shea fed a wide-open Eddie Johnson 2 yards from the goal. But Johnson couldn’t finish it, sending the ball flying over the cross bar.