Panama dominated play for much of Tuesday’s match but they couldn’t capitalize on their chances, especially in the first half.
Alberto Quintero was on hand to power home in the 56th minute, after Haiti defender Reginal Goreux’s failed clearance of a high-bouncing ball on the edge of the area left the islanders vulnerable.
After neither side won their opener, both Panama and Honduras will look to get their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign on track.
Perez himself would almost double the advantage for Los Canaleros, only for his effort to be tipped over the bar.
Substitute Nazon, who replaced the injured Kervens Belfort in the 78th minute, picked a great time to score his first goal after he shot low between the legs of the goalkeeper for a late equalizer for Haiti. A ball over the top from Wilde Donald Guerrier allowed Duckens Nazon to streak down the right.
Defending champion United States will square off against Honduras in the second game of the doubleheader later in the evening.
The 21-year-old then skillfully turned Panama defender Harold Cummings twice inside the penalty box before firing past the keeper from eight-yards out to take a share of the point.
Dempsey, the ex- Fulham and Tottenham Hotspurs frontman, struck in the 25th minute when he headed in a rebound to give the United States an early lead. DeAndre Yedlin touched a short corner to Michael Bradley, who hurled a cross towards the near-post, where it was flicked by Toronto teammate, Jozy Altidore. The tempestuous Sounder got on the end with a downward header, which bounced up and nestled inside the woodwork.
Luis Tejada, MVP of the 2005 Gold Cup, tried to find the net in spectacular fashion on two occasions, but the veteran striker was unable to beat goalkeeper Johny Placide on a pair of bicycle kicks.
Panama We have a new coach this time and Colombian coach Hernan Dario Gomez, who was appointed to the role in February 2014, and refused to make any predictions about how his team will fare before the 2015 edition.
They will resume on July 10 in Foxborough, Massachusetts with Honduras playing Panama – that should be tasty – and the USA meeting Haiti.