Minnesota United midfielder Kevin Molino couldn't lead his national team to victory in his MLS club's home stadium.

Trinidad and Tobago fell 2-0 to Panama on Tuesday at Allianz Field in the first game of a CONCACAF Gold Cup doubleheader.

The tournament decides the best team in the Caribbean and North and Central Americas. After a scoreless first half, Panama midfielder Armando Cooper poked the ball past Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Marvin Phillip in the 53rd minute.

Phillip tried valiantly to prevent the second goal in the 69th minute, saving two point-blank shots before midfielder Edgar Barcenas buried his own rebound.

The U.S. beat Guyana 4-0 Tuesday night in the other Group D match.

Megan Ryan