WATCH: Adams wins penalty as USMNT takes halftime lead

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Bobby Wood converted a Tyler Adams-won penalty as the United States men’s national team took a deserved halftime lead over Paraguay in North Carolina on Tuesday.

Adams worked a beautiful 1-2 with Marky Delgado to race 70 yards into the box, and was clipped by Paraguay keeper Gatito Fernandez to win a penalty kick.

[ FOLLOW: Kyle Bonn on the scene in Cary ]

Bobby Wood’s slow run-up ended with a calm low finish to give him his 11th international goal and the U.S. a 1-0 advantage in Cary.