By CARL SETTERLUND
Mix Diskerud tried his best to send Landon Donovan out with a win.
The 24-year-old gave the U.S. Men’s National Team a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute of Friday night’s friendly against Ecuador at the University of Connecticut’s Rentschler Field. Although Donovan didn’t score or have an assist, Diskerud at least did him the courtesy of netting on a scoring chance that Donovan initiated with an in-swinger from the left sideline.
Jozy Altidore settled the Donovan ball and it moved on the ground to DeAndre Yedlin and then Diskerud, who stepped into a clinical side-footed finish from 12 yards out in front of goal. It was the fourth senior level USMNT goal for the up-and-coming Rosenborg midfielder.
Diskerud was one of three field players to go the full 90 minutes and he had a well-rounded night, with 46 successful passes out 61. He also tracked back well on the defensive side.
DeAndre Yedlin, Greg Garza, Tim Chandler and Brad Guzan were also in consideration for SBI Man of the Match honors.
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