Tim Weah sent off with a red card in the 18th minute of USA-Panama

ATLANTA — Tim Weah received a red card and was sent off during the first half of the United States men’s national team’s second Copa América match against Panama after swinging his arm towards the defender Roderick Miller in the 18th minute.

The decision came after a VAR review, leaving the Americans to play the final 72 minutes with 10 men. Weah will miss at least the USMNT’s next match against Uruguay on Monday.

Weah’s actions were likely a response to a frightening collision that occurred minutes earlier when the Panama Cesar Blackman fall on Matt TurnerThe American goalkeeper got up to make a save, but after contact with Blackman, Turner landed hard on his right shoulder and remained on the turf for a few moments. US Military National Team Trainers came out to assess Turner, who eventually got up and appeared to be fine. Ethan Horvath I was warming up on the sidelines during this time, just in case.

Blackman was not given a yellow card for the play, which may have angered Weah, the U.S. team and the pro-USMNT crowd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

To follow up all the commotion, in the 22nd minute, Jedi Robinson intercepted a pass in the box and attacked it Folarin Balogun rushed over, sending a left-footed shot into the back of the net to give the USMNT a 1-0 lead.

The lead didn’t last long, however, as Panama equalized the score in the 26th minute.

Laken Litman covers college football, college basketball and soccer for FOX Sports. She has previously written for Sports Illustrated, USA Today and The Indianapolis Star. She is the author of “Strong Like a Woman,” published in spring 2022 to mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Follow her on Twitter @LakenLitman.

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