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Tuesday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Double Dose of Stars and Stripes

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Tuesday is quite the day for soccer fans in the United States. Besides a full gamut of Euro 2012 qualifying and international friendlies, two American national soccer teams are in action tonight. Two Major League Soccer teams will play in a competitive match later tonight as well, and it will be streamed live online.

Will anyone be watching any or all of these matches? Use this as your discussion thread during tonight's games. Here are a few stories to take a look at.

USA vs Paraguay Preview [Luis Bueno - Goal.com] Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, and the senior USMNT will look to build on its positive result against Argentina with another against Paraguay. La Albirroja lost 3-1 to Mexico on Saturday. The game will air on Fox Soccer Channel and will feature Union play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera.

US U-20s heavily favored against Suriname [Noah Davis - MLSsoccer.com] The United States U-20 men's national team plays its opening game of the CONCACAF Championship tonight against Suriname, which is actually part of South America, but let's not get technical. Union players Zac MacMath and Amobi Okugo are likely to be in the starting eleven. This match can be seen live on ESPN3.com.

MLS Power Rankings: Week 2 [MLSsoccer.com] The Union have climbed quite a bit in the latest MLSsoccer power rankings. Check out where they stand.

Carroll Establishing Himself as Key Cog in Union Midfield [Andy Jasner - philadelphiaunion.com] Here's a good survey of the excellent work the Union defensive midfielder has been doing in stabilizing the team this season.

Looks Like Chad Ochocinco Will Be Sticking Around As 'Honorary Member' Of Sporting KC [Jeremiah Oshan - SBNation.com] The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver's trial has ended. Find out how he ended up.