CARSON, California -- Whatever the severity of Andre Marchan's concussion, it didn't seem to bother him Sunday.
The Trinidadian keeper, who was diagnosed with a mild concussion from a collision with Mexico's Nestor Calderon in Friday's 7-1 loss to El Tri in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, made two pivotal saves against Panama and enabled the Soca Warriors to rally for a 1-1 draw.
Marchan, who received a kick to the head in the 77th minute by Calderon, was cleared to play Sunday morning after a fitness test.
"I felt OK," he said. "I saw the doc a couple of times this morning and I had a training session this morning."
Marchan -- who started for Trinidad and Tobago in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2009 -- made his first big save in the 26th minute. He leapt to deflect Anibal Godoy's 25-yard line drive with his right hand.
Then in the 50th minute, Marchan dived to his left to snag Amir Waithe's 27-yard line drive in front of the post.
That set the stage for Shahdon Winchester to be Trinidad's other hero.
Winchester, who sat on the bench against Mexico, scored the equalizer in second-half stoppage time, converting the rebound of Kevin Molino's shot that Panamanian defender Rolando Algandona blocked.
"He's in and around the box when there are going to be chances," said manager Angus Eve, who called Winchester "a very good young prospect."
Winchester, who starts for W Connection in his homeland, believes that playing for his national under-23 team has increased his confidence.
"It's much different on this level," Winchester said. "The game is faster up here. I'm only 20-years old so to play at this level means I'm a good player."