US Soccer

Match Recap: U.S. Men's National Team picks up win over Ecuador with late goal

The US national team continued their preparation for the Copa America Centenario on Wednesday, beating fellow Copa America entrants Ecuador 1-0 in a friendly at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.


The game was a slow-paced affair, dominated by play in the middle third, with only periodic chances popping up.



The Americans' best chance of the first half came in the 29th minute, as Clint Dempsey sent a pass through Ecuador's defense to Gyasi Zardes, but the LA Galaxy attacker's first touch was too long and Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez met Zardes before he could recover.



The best chance of the game before the goal came in the 71st minute, as Graham Zusi dribbled into the box and sent a low cross right in front of goal, but Alejandro Bedoya's tightly-angled shot went right back across the goalmouth.


The hosts saved the very best for last, however, as Bobby Wood sent a cross into the box on the stroke of 90 minutes, and Darlington Nagbe opened his USMNT account by finding space and slotting home an acrobatic finish to put the US ahead 1-0.

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