Two second-half goals by Armando Cooper in the 52nd and Edgar Barcenas in the 68th minute for Panama, confined T&T to its first defeat 2-0 in Group D of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States on Tuesday night.
The result now means that the Soca Warriors will have to get a result each when they face the host in their second match on Saturday, and then four days later when they take on regional rivals Guyana.
Hundreds turned out for the funeral service of T&T footballer Jason "Nelly" Marcano, which was held at the Arima Velodrome.
36-year-old Marcano died in a vehicular accident on May 30th in his home town of Arima.
He represented Trinidad and Tobago 12 times during a career that saw him achieve prominence in the game domestically.