By DAN KARELL
Fresh off a rousing send-off at Wembley Stadium, England has traveled to Miami to begin the next stage of World Cup preparation.
Next up for the Three Lions is Ecuador, who fell to Mexico, 3-1, last Wednesday and are in the process of preparing for the World Cup themselves. England manager Roy Hodgson has gone with an experimental lineup featuring younger players such as Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ross Barkley, and Luke Shaw. Hodgson is also experimenting with playing Wayne Rooney out wide and James Milner as a right back.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands hold its third and final World Cup tune-up in Amsterdam against Wales, though the Welsh are without Gareth Bale. Louis Van Gaal is testing out a diamond midfield, pairing Arjen Robben up top with Robin Van Persie.
Later on, Argentina hosts Trinidad and Tobago, Chile hosts Northern Ireland, and El Salvador faces the Ivory Coast at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. In MLS action tonight, the Columbus Crew host Real Salt Lake, and the Chicago Fire hit the road to take on the Colorado Rapids.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s viewing schedule is after the jump):
2:30 p.m. – Netherlands vs. Wales – ESPN Deportes/ESPN3
2:45 p.m. – Italy vs. Luxembourg – Univision Deportes
3 p.m. – Ecuador vs. England – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español
6:30 p.m. – Argentina vs. Trinidad and Tobago – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español
7:30 p.m. – Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake – MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick
8 p.m. – Chile vs. Northern Ireland – beIN Sports Play
9 p.m. – Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire – MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick
9 p.m. – El Salvador vs. Ivory Coast – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español