Go team U-S-A! The men’s soccer team continues its preparations for the Copa America 2016 with a tricky warm-up match against Ecuador, who are preparing themselves for the major tournament. Kick off is at 8 p.m. EST on May 25, so you won’t want to miss this one. Click here to watch!
So far so good. The USMNT kicked off their preparations for the Copa America with a hard-fought 3-1 win against Puerto Rico. Now, they must take on a Ecuador team that harbors its own hopes of Copa glory. This game kicks off at 8 p.m. EST at the Toyota Stadium on Frisco, Texas on May 25. Check out how the national team will fair in the run-up to the big tourney by clicking below.
Coach Jürgen Klinsmann, 51, is under a hell of a lot of pressure to deliver for the national team. He’s been under-fire for a while now, with his team producing indifferent results. His current emphasis on youth seems to be an experiment that has failed, and going into the Copa America it still seems that he’s struggling to work out his best line-up.
But the US has enough great players in Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Michael Bradley not to give up when times are tough. Those three will ensure that their teammates will be firing on all cylinders when it comes to game time. Simply by leading by example, they can only inspire the youngsters in the squad.
At this stage results don’t matter in these kind of games, it’s all about performance and finding out the right balance in the team going forward. But the US won’t want to lose this one, especially being on home soil. We think they might just about have this. 2-0 is our prediction!
HollywoodLifers, do you think the USMNT will win this one? Or will they come unstuck against the plucky Ecuadorians? How do you think they will fair at the Copa America? Tell us what you think below!