Agudelo, Chandler get start versus Paraguay

Forward Juan Agudelo, who scored his second national team goal

in a 1-1 tie against Argentina during the weekend, made his first

start Tuesday night against Paraguay in an exhibition.

Agudelo was paired with Jozy Altidore, who scored three goals in

his last game in Nashville.

Also starting for the first time was defender Timmy Chandler,

who entered at the half with Agudelo on Saturday against


Marcus Hahnemann got the start in goal for the first time since

2007 for Tim Howard, who was not in uniform. Defender Oguchi Onyewu

was also given a rest.

Defenders Tim Ream and Jonathan Borenstein got the start after

not featuring in the last match, along with Jay DeMerit. Clint

Dempsey, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan made up

the midfield.

Paraguay captain Justo Vilar started in goal, with Marcos

Caceres, Miguel Samudio, Enrique Vera, Victor Hugo Mareco and Paulo

Da Silva on defense, and Osmar Molinas, Cristian Riveros and

Marcelo Estigarribia in midfield. Oscar Cardozo and Hernan Perez

were paired at forward.

Donovan wore the captain’s armband for the United States as

defender Carlos Bocanegra started the game on the bench. Other

reserves included fellow defender Jonathan Spector and Eric Lichaj,

along with midfielders Jermaine Jones, Sacha Kljestan, Mikkel

Diskerud and goal keeper David Yelldell.