Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi start for U.S. in Copa semifinal vs. Argentina

Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi and Kyle Beckerman will all get their first starts for the United States at the Copa America Centenario, when they play Lionel Messi and Argentina in the semifinal in Houston on Tuesday.

Manager Jurgen Klinsmann's hand was forced with Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya and Bobby Wood serving suspensions following cards in the team's quarterfinal win vs. Ecuador. The U.S. appealed the suspensions for Jones and Wood, but the appeal was rejected.

The three players were all members of the 2014 World Cup squad that lost in the round of 16 to Belgium in Brazil.

DeAndre Yedlin, who missed the Ecuador match after picking up a pair of yellow cards against Paraguay, returns to the lineup at right-back.

The U.S. will line up against Messi in a competitive match for the first time in the country's history, with the Argentine on the verge of becoming the Albiceleste's all-time leading scorer after tying Gabriel Batistuta's record in their quarterfinal win vs. Venezuela.

U.S. vs Argentina starting XIs:

United States: Guzan; Yedlin, Cameron, Brooks, Johnson; Zusi, Beckerman, Bradley; Zardes, Dempsey; Wondolowski.

Argentina: Romero; Mercado, Otamendi, Funes Mori, Rojo; Augusto, Mascherano, Banega; Messi, Higuain, Lavezzi.