USMNT Watch: Chandler Picks Up Assist, Trio Score in MLS Conference Finals

By Joe Tansey
at Internationaled.org

Published: November 27, 2016

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With Bruce Arena back in charge of the United States men's national team, there are sure to be a few new faces introduced to the first-team setup in the coming months. 

The first chance for some players to prove their worth to the former L.A. Galaxy manager came in the last few days during the Major League Soccer playoffs and European club action. 

Only a couple of players stood out abroad this weekend since a handful of normal starters in Europe didn't feature for their respective sides. 

One who did was the much-maligned Timothy Chandler. In addition to some good news on the pitch, transfer speculation began to swirl around one of the MLS-based players in the talent pool.

We'll have news on those stories and more below in our latest USMNT Watch. 

      

Timothy Chandler Picks Up Assist in Frankfurt Win 

Chandler extended his impressive form at the club level into Saturday, as he recorded a 46th-minute assist in Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. 

The right-back started the second half with a beautiful cross into the boot of Szabolcs Huszti, who put the home side in the lead. 



Chandler's case is a curious one, as he's been productive in the Bundesliga, but he's never been able to fully translate that to the international game. 

The 26-year-old might receive a chance to impress Arena at some point given his play with Eintracht Frankfurt, but one bad showing for the USMNT could cost him his international future. 

Christian Pulisic, who is a lock to be in Arena's first competitive XI if healthy, did not feature for Dortmund in the game at the Commerzbank-Arena. 

Fabian Johnson played 15 minutes off the bench in Borussia Monchengladbach's 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim on Saturday. Where Johnson lines up under Arena will be interesti...
Article Source: Bleacher Report - International Football

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