CARY, N.C. -- The U.S. men's national team defeated Paraguay 1-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday. Bobby Wood's penalty late in the first half provided the winning margin, while the U.S. defense held firm, despite a few late scrambles.
Here are three thoughts on the Americans' first win since last October.
1. Lack of experience doesn't slow U.S.
The storyline heading into the match was how few caps could be found on the U.S. roster. There were eight uncapped players and another 10...
The United States hung on for a 1-0 friendly win against Paraguay in Cary, North Carolina on Tuesday night.
Dave Sarachan trotted out a very experimental XI and the young lineup looked sharp for the most part in the opening 20 minutes, defending well and nearly finding the back of the net through Kenny Saief after some good build-up play just past the 15-minute mark.
And the U.S. opened the scoring just before halftime when Bobby Wood calmly dispatched a spot kick after Tyler Adams had been tripped...