USA vs Ecuador Live International Friendlies on Date: Friday, 22 March 2019, Kick-Off at 00:00 UK / 01:00 CET and Venue: Orlando City Stadium (Orlando)
The United States will take advantage of the international break to play two solid friendly matches against their South American rivals, Ecuador and Chile. In the first game, the USMNT will face La Tricolor on Thursday night at the Orlando City Stadium in Florida.
The hosts are going through the reincarnation period after failing to qualify for the previous World Cup in Russia. They made many good friendlies in the second half of last year. The Yankees had strong opposition in general in Brazil (0-2 defeat) and Italy (1-0 defeat), but they also conceded three goals to England and four to Colombia.
They drew 1-1 in Peru and also beat Mexico 1-0. That’s why Gregg Berhalter and his men have reason to hope that everything is fine when they meet Ecuador here.
USA vs Ecuador: Face to face
- The United States has a positive record against La Tricolor.
- USMNT won four, drew two and lost only one of seven games against Ecuador.
- Only two of those seven draws scored three goals or more.
- The last meeting took place in the Copa América 2016 when the United States won the 2-1 victory.
USA vs Ecuador: Prediction
Ecuador will reach US soil in a very strong team made up of Antonio and Enner Valencia. They seek to maintain the atmosphere after two victories against Peru (0-2) and Panama (1-2) last November.
The head coach, Hernán Gómez, can be satisfied with the defensive form of his troops in the recent friendlies, with La Tricolor giving a single goal in the last three games. The United States was also tough enough to face the same rivals and we would not be surprised to see a low scoring scenario in what should be a competitive affair at Orlando City Stadium. As for the result, the draw is the friendliest of the three and we will support it in 3.20.