UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 20: VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Tuesday, September 20 that midfielder Andrés Cubas has not travelled to Europe to join up with Paraguay's men's national team after suffering a left adductor strain against Seattle Sounders FC in the first half.
Cubas, who's started 17 of his 18 appearances across all competitions during his first season with Whitecaps FC, is currently receiving treatment in Vancouver with the club's medical team.
ORIGINAL - SEPTEMBER 14: VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Andrés Cubas has been called up to Paraguay's men’s national team roster for upcoming FIFA International friendlies in September.
The Designated Player will be joining his national team for a pair of friendlies after the ‘Caps home match against Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, September 17.
The first match will see Paraguay face United Arab Emirates on Friday, September 23, while the second match will be against Morocco on Tuesday, September 27.
Despite being born in Argentina, Cubas has represented Paraguay at the international level 12 times since 2020, making 10 starts in World Cup Qualifying, Copa America and friendly competition. The midfielder last suited up for Paraguay in an international friendly against Mexico on August 31 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, helping the side keep a clean sheet in a 1-0 win. 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.
Cubas has started 15 of his 16 appearances across all competitions during his first season with Whitecaps FC, recording the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against Los Angeles FC on July 2.