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USA will host Argentina and Paraguay in March
January 13th, 2011 5:02PM

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[DATEBOOK] The USA will face Argentina on March 26 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and Paraguay three days later at LP Field in Nashville.

The Argentina match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision at 7 p.m. ET, while the Paraguay game will be televised live on ESPN Networks and TeleFutura beginning at 7 p.m. CT.

The matches will be the third and fourth of the year for the USA, which will host Chile Jan. 22 at the Home Depot Center and travel to Cairo to face Egypt on Feb. 9.

The matches against Argentina and Paraguay fall on international fixture dates, allowing the teams to get a full week of training beforehand and to select a full complement of players.

Represented by Cardenas Marketing Network, Inc., Argentina holds the edge against the USA with six wins, one tie and only two losses (3-0 at the 1995 Copa America and 1-0 in a 1999 friendly in Washington).
 
"Argentina continues to be one of the most talented teams in the world, and we are excited to have the opportunity to compete against them," said U.S. head coach Bob Bradley. "When you talk about the best players around the globe, the Argentines certainly contribute a lot of names to that list.  Paraguay showed during the World Cup that they are a creative and organized team capable of being very dangerous in the attack. Both of these matches give us a chance to continue to raise the bar for our team, and it will also be a great part of our preparation for the Gold Cup."
 
Argentina, which is preparing to host the 2011 Copa America, features 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.
 
The USA has the edge against Paraguay, having won two games and tied two others in five matches. The first was a 3-0 USA victory in the 1930 World Cup.
 
Paraguay is coming off its fourth consecutive appearance in the World Cup, falling to eventual champion Spain in the quarterfinals after finishing in first place of Group F.



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