Chandler Among 24 US Players Picked For Honduras

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CHICAGO (AP) - Defender Timmy Chandler is among 24 players selected for the United States' World Cup qualifier at Honduras on Wednesday and is set to make his competitive debut for the Americans.

Chandler is eligible to play for the U.S. and Germany. He has made nine appearances for the Americans but all in exhibition games. He declined to play in the semifinal round of qualifying last year. He is likely to start at right back in place of Steve Cherundolo, sidelined by a knee injury.

Defenders Omar Gonzalez, Matt Besler and Brad Evans are among seven players selected Monday from Major League Soccer who appeared in last week's 0-0 exhibition draw against Canada.