Argentina take on the United States in a friendly in New Jersey this evening, and Sergio Batista has gone with virtually the same starting eleven as the one that saw off Portugal 2-1 in a friendly last month. The only change is in goal, where Mariano Andújar comes in for Sergio Romero. You can see the full lineup right here.
Argentina starting XI vs USA, international friendly, 26th March 2011 (manager: Sergio Batista)
Zanetti —- Burdisso —- G. Milito —- Rojo
Banega —- Mascherano (c) —- Cambiasso
Di María —- Messi —- Lavezzi
So Ezequiel Lavezzi gets another chance to impress after an entirely anonymous showing against Portugal, and it looks like Javier Pastore will have to wait for Tuesday’s friendly against Costa Rica before he gets an opportunity to start.
You can follow the ins and outs during the 2011 Torneo Clausura, as well as the country’s vast foreign legion and the latest news from the selección during the 2010-2011 season direct from Buenos Aires with HEGS on Twitter. If you’ve not signed up yet you can do so here. You can also join the official HEGS Facebook group, to keep up to date with the latest posts on the blog and discuss things with other fans. You’ll find it here. Also remember to bookmark Hand Of Pod, our Argentine football podcast, or if you prefer you can subscribe to it on iTunes here.