Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia highlights the roster that Ecuador announced for its upcoming World Cup qualifier against Venezuela and friendly against the U.S. national team. Veteran midfielder Edison Mendez is also part of the group as is winger Jefferson Montero, a former teammate of Jozy Altidore at Villarreal.
Here is the squad that Ecuador will be bringing to face the United States at Red Bull Arena on Oct. 11:
GOALKEEPERS - Máximo Bangüera (Barcelona SC), Alexander Domínguez (Liga de Quito), Adrián Bone (Deportivo Quito).
DEFENDERS – Gabriel Achilier (Emelec), Diego Calderón (Liga de Quito), Fricson Erazo (El Nacional), Eduardo Morante (Emelec), Jairo Campos (Deportivo Quito), Juan Carlos Paredes (Deportivo Quito), Walter Ayoví (Monterrey), Giovanny Caicedo (Liga de Quito).
MIDFIELDERS – Alex Bolaños (Deportivo Quito), Segundo Castillo (Pachuca), Edison Méndez (Emelec), Jéfferson Montero (Real Betis), Cristhian Noboa (Rubin Kazan), Luis Saritama (Deportivo Quito), Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).
FORWARDS – Michael Arroyo (San Luis), Jaime Ayoví (Pachuca), Christian Benítez (América), Joffre Guerrón (Atlético Paranaense), Cristian Suárez (Santos).
What do you think of the squad? Think the U.S. fullbacks will be able to handle Ecuador's pace on the wings? Do you expect the United States to win the match?
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