French Guiana then suspended due to "having too much coastline". Switzerland proclaimed first-ever non-playing guest champions.
In all seriousness, I am quite enjoying the modern rise to prominence of Panama. I remember not so long ago they were very much the 5th Central American team, better than Nicaragua and Belize, but not usually good enough even to qualify for the Gold Cup. Since 2005, their record has been very good - and the USA seem to knock them out every time, with a one-goal victory or on penalties after a draw. In order for this to happen in 2015 for the sixth time running, Panama must beat Mexico and lose to USA in the final.
2005 - reached final, lost to USA on penalties after 0-0 draw
2007 - reached quarter-final, lost 2-1 to USA
2009 - reached quarter-final, lost 2-1 to USA, after extra time
2011 - reached semi-final, lost 1-0 to USA
2013 - reached final, lost 1-0 to USA
Panama's only other appearance at the Gold Cup was in 1993, where they failed to get beyond the group stage, which included a 2-1 defeat to USA.