The US defeated Ecuador 1-0 in a pre-tournament friendly thanks to the help of substitutes Darlington Nagbe and Christian Pulisic. This time the USMNT will have to deal with an offense that just put four goals past Haiti and might be in better form than two weeks ago. The USA will be without starting right back DeAndre Yedlin who was red carded in the American's last group game against Paraguay.
Ecuador will still lean on Enner and Antonio Valencia, but it might be left midfielder/winger Jeff Montero that could pose the most problems for the US defense. If Michael Orozco is the replacement in the starting lineup, look for Ecuador to attack down their left flank to take advantage of Montero's speed.
The winner of this game will play the winner of Argentina-Venezuela next week in Houston and the US has several players who could miss the match with a yellow card if they are booked in the quarters.
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How to Watch
USA vs. Ecuador, CA2016 Quarterfinal
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Kickoff time: 9:30 p.m. ET, 6:30 p.m. PT
Available TV: Fox Sports 1, UniMas, Univision Deportes
Available Streaming: Fox Sports Go, Univision Deportes