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United States vs Ecuador preview

Kick off: Thursday, 26 May @1:00 GMT

Venue: Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

United States vs Ecuador 1-1 (2014 Friendly International)
United States vs Ecuador 0-1 (2011 Friendly International)
United States vs Ecuador 3-1 (2007 Friendly International)
United States vs Ecuador 1-0 (2002 Friendly International)
United States vs Ecuador 0-0 (2001 Friendly International)

United States vs Ecuador Team News

The likes of Bobby Wood, DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks made the 23-man squad and they will represent USA at the 2016 Copa America. Jozy Altidore misses both friendly against Ecuador and Copa America trough injury, but Michael Bradley, Kyle Beckerman and Clint Dempsey were included. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has no fresh injury worries ahead of the Toyota Stadium clash. Goalkeeper Tim Howard is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up.

Injured: Jozy Altidore (93/34)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Ferencvaros defenders Cristian Ramirez surprisingly made Ecuador Copa America squad. West Ham United star Enner Valencia missed a number of Premier League games last season, but he is fit and he should play some part in Thursday’s match against United States. Coach Gustavo Quinteros cannot count on Espanyol ace Felipe Caicedo, with Oscar Bagui and Pedro Quinonez missing the game through injury as well.

Injured: Felipe Caicedo (47/18), Oscar Bagui (18/0), Pedro Quinonez (18/0)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Quick Facts

  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in four of last five meetings between the two teams
  • USA suffered only one loss in last seven games on the international stage
  • Clint Dempsey has netted 49 goals for the US national team to date
  • Ecuador failed to keep a clean sheet in last four matches
  • Antonio Valencia could earn his 64th Ecuador cap against USA

United States vs Ecuador Prediction

Despite the fact that Jurgen Klinsmann rested his key players against Puerto Rico, USA recorded a 3-1 win over Jack Stefanowski’s troops at the weekend. The German tactician welcomes his star players Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley back to the squad and there is every chance the Yanks will score in Thursday’s friendly. Given Ecuador’s attacking potential, both teams to score bet appears on the cards.

Betting Tip: Both teams to score

Odds: 1.90 (9/10) @10Bet

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