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
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.