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Watch Timmy Chandler rip a left-footed blast for his first international goal in USA's friendly against Guatemala.

By The SI Staff
July 03, 2015

Timmy Chandler has taken his fair share of criticism for his play in a U.S. national team shirt, but there's little anyone can pick at about the right back's 58th-minute effort Friday night.

Chandler absolutely laced a left-footed shot from outside the area and beat Guatemala goalkeeper Paulo Motta for his first international goal (in 22 appearances) and one that gave the USA a 2-0 lead in a friendly at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Chandler, the German-American right back who plays at Eintracht Frankfurt, cut inside, looked up and had a hit. Despite Motta going full extension, Chandler's shot found its way inside the left corner. Moments before, he had sent in an early cross toward Clint Dempsey that nearly resulted in a U.S. chance on frame.

The USA had gone ahead 1-0 on a 20th-minute own goal, after DeAndre Yedlin's cross was headed into Guatemala's net by center back Carlos Castrillo, and wound up winning 4-0 after Clint Dempsey and Chris Wondolowski added tallies in the second half.

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