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  • October 11, 2011
  • • 7:00 PM
  • • Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
  • Referee: W. Torres

International Friendly Preview: USA - Ecuador

International Friendly Preview: USA - Ecuador

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Jurgen Klinsmann and the United States are looking to make it two wins in a row when they host Ecuador at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

United States (4-1-3-2): Howard; Cherundolo, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Spector; Edu; Williams, Bradley, Shea; Dempsey, Altidore.


Goalkeepers: Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)

Forwards: Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), Edson Buddle (FC Ingolstadt)

Ecuador (3-4-3): Banguera; Erazo, Paredes, Noboa; W. Ayovi, Benitez, Suarez, Campos; Valencia, J. Ayovi, Saritama.


Goalkeepers: Máximo Bangüera (Barcelona), Alexander Domínguez (Liga de Quito)
Adrián Bone (Deportivo Quito)

Defenders: Gabriel Achilier (Emelec), Diego Calderón (Liga de Quito), Fricson Erazo (El Nacional), Eduardo Morante (Emelec), Jairo Campos (Deportivo Quito), Juan Carlos Paredes (Deportivo Quito), Walter Ayoví (Monterrey-México), Giovanny Caicedo (Liga de Quito)

Midfielders: Alex Bolaños (Deportivo Quito), Segundo Castillo (Pachuca), Edison Méndez (Emelec), Jéfferson Montero (Real Betis), Cristhian Noboa (Rubin Kazan), Luis Saritama (Deportivo Quito), Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)

Forwards: Michael Arroyo (San Luis), Jaime Ayoví (Pachuca), Christian Benítez (América), Joffre Guerrón (Atlético Paranaense), Cristian Suárez (Santos)

  • A total of 21 players traveled from Miami to New Jersey following last Saturday's friendly against Honduras. Bill Hamid returned to D.C. United on Sunday morning.

  • Jurgen Klinsmann picked up his first win in four tries as the U.S. coach with a 1-0 victory over Honduras on Saturday. Clint Dempsey scored the game's only goal.
  • Howard and Bocanegra are the only two players to have started all four matches since Klinsmann became coach in July. Shea has started three and entered as a sub once (against Mexico), while Agudelo has come on as a substitute in all four.
  • Dempsey leads all U.S. scorers with 23 career goals. Bocanegra is next with 12.
  • Ecuador is coming off a 2-0 victory over Venezuela on Friday. Jaime Ayovi and Benitez scored in the first half for the South American squad.
  • The U.S. only holds a 2-4-4 record against Ecuador, but both wins have come in the last two meetings.


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