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Jay DeMerit starts vs. Argentina

Updated: March 26, 2011, 7:03 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Defender Jay DeMerit got his first start since the World Cup when the United States played Argentina and FIFA player of the year Lionel Messi in an exhibition game Saturday night.

DeMerit was paired with Oguchi Onyewu in central defense for the first time since the 2-2 tie with Slovenia at the World Cup on June 18. DeMerit's last start for the Americans was in the second-round loss to Ghana on June 26, and he hadn't played a competitive match since then until the ...

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