On the heels of an impressive result against Argentina on Saturday, the United States Men's National Team heads back to the pitch on Tuesday to take on Paraguay in an international friendly. Juan Agudelo's second half goal against the Argentinians leveled the score at one on Saturday. The result held, giving the USA a draw with a full-strength Argentina squad that featured the best soccer player in the world: Lionel Messi.
It's back to work on Tuesday as the USA prepares for the summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup with another tune-up match against Paraguay. Tuesday's match is the second of three friendlies ahead of the Gold Cup, giving the US team precious few chances to solidify a lineup and formation before the real games begin.
Game time: The match gets underway at 5 p.m. here on the West Coast.
Location: Nashville, Tenn. has the hosting duties this time around after New Meadowlands Stadium secured the hosting rights to the marquee friendly on Saturday. The game will be played at LP Field, home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans.
Television information: Unlike Saturday's game, which was readily available to the masses on the ESPN family of networks, the broadcast will be a bit harder to find. Fox Soccer Channel has the broadcast rights, though many don't have the channel readily available. You can find it with the premium sports channels.
What to watch for: All eyes are, once again, on Juan Agudelo, the 18-year-old striker that's been on a tear in his short time on international duty. In three appearances, Agudelo has scored two goals and earned a penalty, including the game-tying goal in Saturday's friendly. Will Agudelo get the start and be paired up top with Jozy Altidore? We'll find out shortly when manager Bob Bradley releases his lineup.
The shape of Bradley's squad is also a concern as the team tries to find a formation and set of tactics that works consistently. Against Argentina, Bradley began the match with a five-man midfield, though the results left much to be desired. At the half, Agudelo came on, Bradley transitioned back his trusty 4-4-2 and the results were markedly different for the United States as it found the back of the net and looked much better in a general sense. You can read more about Bradley's tactics over in SB Nation's USA vs. Paraguay StoryStream.
Craig Powers, from SB Nation's Washington State site, CougCenter, will be live-blogging the match from LP Field on Tuesday evening. Stay with this StoryStream for the latest on the game, and lineups as they're announced.