Copa America 2016 is right around the corner, and unlike the United States' earlier friendly win against Puerto Rico, tonight they've got their full tournament roster set to play Ecuador
Here is the #USMNT Starting XI for #USAvECU. Tune in to ESPN2 or @UniMas at 7 p.m. CT for kickoff. pic.twitter.com/GkH6SFWNpO— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) May 25, 2016
This is actually close to the lineup I described in my preview of the match even though I've got probably have the players wrong. However, the inverted midfield triangle of Beckerman-Bradley-Jones was something I pegged correct. I don't love Zardes on the wing and would rather have Bobby Wood up front but he did play a few days ago so perhaps Klinsmann is keeping him fresh.
Fabian Johnson to the surprise of no one slots in at left back and Steve Birnbaum gets the nod in place of the injured Geoff Cameron. The backline will be the focus of today's match because the US has both it's starting fullbacks in place but also because Ecuador is pretty good at soccer and it's going to be tough limiting their chances offensively.
But overall, a solid lineup from Klinsmann. Haven't said that in a while.
Así sale hoy #Ecuador frente al #USMNT— Deporte Total USA (@DEPORTETOTALUSA) May 25, 2016
Location: Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Kick-off time: 8:00 pm EST
TV: ESPN 2, UniMas, Univision Deportes
Online: WATCH ESPN, Univision Deportes
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