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United States vs. Ecuador: Game Thread

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 08:  Coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the USA smiles against Honduras at Sun Life Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 08: Coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the USA smiles against Honduras at Sun Life Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Here we go. The United States Men's National Team are set to take on Ecuador, who are no sneeze. CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying is already underway, and Ecuador are off to a good start with a 2-0 victory over Venezuela on Friday. 

I realize may have been too glib regarding Honduras. They're one of the six CONCACAF teams with an auto-bid into the third round of World Cup 2014 Qualifying. That Jurgen Klinsmann win looks pretty good in that light. Costa Rica is also one of the auto-bids. 

That means since Klinsmann took over as head coach, the US have faced three of the toughest opponents CONCACAF has to offer. All of these matches are of huge import as Klinsmann prepares the US to start the process toward World Cup qualifying next summer. 

 

United States Ecuador
GK Howard GK Player
DEF Cherundolo DEF Player
DEF Onyewu DEF Player
DEF Bocanegra DEF Player
DEF Chandler DEF Player
MID Beckerman MID Player
MID Williams MID Player
MID Edu MID Player
MID Shea MID Player
FWD Dempsey FWD Player
FWD Altidore FWD Player

 

US Subs: Rimando, Spector, Ream, Bradley, Beasley, Buddle, Agudelo

Match Day: Friendly

Game Time: 4:10 pm

TV: ESPN2