USA V Ecuador Preview
Alright so the day has finally arrived the US takes on Ecuador in the Quarterfinals of the 2016 Copa America Centennario. First kick is set for 9:30 ET in Seattle, Washington. These two teams are fairly familiar with each other as there last meeting was a game right before this tournament in which the US won in the 90th minute on a goal by Darlington Nagbe. This game will not be easy.
The US defense will be without Deandre Yedlin which will be a huge loss for the US. Yedlin is easily the fastest defender of the US backline, and they will dearly miss him in dealing with both Valencia’s and Montero. This could be the key loss for the US. On the red card Yedlin got last game, you have to wonder what was he thinking. Two cards in two minutes is despicable and should never happen, shame on him.
Another thing to keep in mind with this game, Copa America Quarter and Semi Finals do not have extra time so if this game is tied after Regulation, like I think it will be, we will go straight to PK’s.
That being said…. US advances to the Semi Finals on PK’s. PK’s come down to goalies and Guzan has the edge.
Enjoy the game GO US.