SEATTLE – MARCH 31: Members of the San Jose Earthquakes celebrate after defeating the Seattle Sounders 1-0 at CenturyLink Field on March 31, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
The U.S. Men’s National Team continues their buildup to Copa America on Wednesday night when Jurgen Klinsmann’s side takes on Ecuador.
U.S. referees Mark Geiger, Jair Marrufo, and Armando Villareal were among the 58 officials chosen to preside over games at the Copa America Centenario.
D.C. United keeper Bill Hamid is set to return in goal for Friday’s match vs. Sporting KC, while Orlando City is reportedly closing in on adding Stoke City defender Dionatan Teixeira.
Cody Cropper is set to exit MK Dons after the club opted not to extend the U.S. goalkeeper’s contract.
Alejandro Bedoya is hoping to impress with the U.S. Men’s National Team this summer. Not only to help the team enjoy a good showing, but to also earn a potential move to a bigger club.
The East-leading Philadelphia Union will travel south to meet Orlando City SC in Wednesday’s lone MLS fixture.
Ahead of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s match against Ecuador, have a look at some storylines to watch out for in what will serve as a true test heading into the Copa America.