Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron
is among the players called up by Paraguay for its match against the USA March 27 in Cary, North Carolina.
Almiron, an MLS Best XI pick in its
first season in MLS, has 12 caps for La Albirroja, which last faced the USA at the 2016 Copa Centenario, where the USA won, 1-0.
With Paraguay out of the World Cup, national team
coordinator Gustavo Morinigo
is serving as interim head coach, and he called up four uncapped players: goalkeeper Alfredo Aguilar
, defender Luis de la Cruz
, midfielder Richard
and forward Roberto Ovelar
All but Ovelar, who plays for Millonarios in Colombia, are domestic-based players. Paraguay Roster: GOALKEEPERS:
Roberto Junior Fernandez (Botafogo, Brazil), Alfredo Aguilar (Olimpia). DEFENDERS:
Fabian Balbuena (Corinthians, Brazil),
Gustavo Gomez (AC Milan, Italy), Juan Patino (Olimpia), Bruno Valdez (Club America, Mexico), Junior Alonso (Lille, France), Luis de la Cruz (Guarani). MIDFIELDERS:
(Olimpia), Cristian Riveros (Libertad), Richard Sanchez (Olimpia), Juan Rodrigo Rojas (Cerro Porteno), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United), Nestor Camacho (Olimpia), Hernan Perez (Alaves, Spain), Derlis
Gonzalez (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine), Oscar Romero (Shanghai Shenhua, China), Cecilio Dominguez (Club America, Mexico).
Angel Romero (Corinthians, Brazil), Federico Santander (FC
Copenhagen, Denmark), Roberto Ovelar (Millionaires, Colombia)