Andrés Cubas called up to Paraguay's men's national team for pre-Copa América international friendlies

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VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC defensive midfielder Andrés Cubas has been called up to Paraguay's men's national team for a trio of international friendlies ahead of the 2024 Copa América.

The Designated Player and his country first face off against Peru on Friday, June 7 at Estadio Monumental in Lima, Peru. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. PT.

The second match sees Paraguay take on Chile on Tuesday, June 11 at Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos in Santiago, Chile. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. PT.

Cubas and Paraguay will wrap up their Copa América prep on Sunday, June 16 as they take on Panama at Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City, Panama, with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. PT.

Cubas will miss the Blue and White's MLS regular season away match against Eastern Conference side New England Revolution on June 15.

Born in Argentina, Cubas has represented Paraguay at the international level 18 times since 2020, making 16 starts in World Cup Qualifying, Copa América and friendly competition. Cubas previously played for Argentina at the U-20 level, where he started two of his three appearances for the side at the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

So far this season, Cubas has started 14 of his 15 appearances across all competitions for the 'Caps, recording two assists and leading the team in passing accuracy with 92% (minimum 100 passes).

All-time, Cubas has made 69 starts and 72 appearances since joining Whitecaps FC in April 2022, adding a goal as well as six assists.