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Paraguay edges U.S., 1-0, in soccer friendly

The United States generated opportunities but failed to find the equalizer in a 1-0 loss to Paraguay in front of 29,059 on a rainy Tuesday evening at LP Field in Nashville.

USA LINEUP: Hahnemann (Yelldell 46th); Chandler (Spector 80th),DeMerit (Bocanegra 41st), Ream, Bornstein (Kljestan 77th); Dempsey, Edu (Jones 46th), Bradley, Donovan; Altidore (Lichaj 60th), Agudelo. Sub not used: Diskerud. DeMerit left the match with a groin injury.

“I’m not disappointed with the effort, the willingness to try to pass and go forward and create things, all that was good,” Donovan said. “We’re at fault, clearly, on the set piece that we gave up the goal. Our final pass wasn’t good. And give their goalie credit; he made a couple really good saves.”

Upcoming schedule: June 4 friendly vs. Spain in Foxborough, Mass., followed by the June 7 Gold Cup opener vs. Canada in Detroit.

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Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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