USMNT vs. Ecuador: The Pregame Tailgate

USMNT vs. Ecuador: The Pregame Tailgate

U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT vs. Ecuador: The Pregame Tailgate


The U.S. Men’s National Team return to action on Thursday, seeking a positive start to a pair of March friendlies.

Over the next five days, Gregg Berhalter’s side will entertain Conmebol sides Ecuador and Chile as the USMNT continues its development under the former Columbus Crew boss.

Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams, and Weston McKennie headline the European-based players who get their first taste of life under Berhalter. With Zack Steffen out due to injury, Ethan Horvath should start in between the posts. John Brooks and Matt Miazga will anchor the backline, while DeAndre Yedlin is expected to see time further up the field.

SBI will be providing commentary on the match so feel free to join us as we discuss the action.

In the meantime, here is a look back at this week’s pre-match coverage on SBI and Goal heading into kickoff:

The developing USMNT prepares for their first test with a full squad under Gregg Berhalter. (READ)

Berhalter and Michael Bradley are preaching patience as the first match with the full USMNT squad looms. (READ)

Tyler Adams is focused on a new challenge with the USMNT after easing into life at RB Leipzig. (READ)

DeAndre Yedlin will be used at a new position by Gregg Berhalter, and he’s ready to fight for his spot in the USMNT starting lineup, much like he has at Newcastle. (READ)

Yedlin believes the USMNT could have a Golden Generation ready to bloom with the strong crop of young players in the pipeline. (READ)

Omar Gonzalez is back with the USMNT for the first time since the fateful night in Trinidad & Tobago, and he’s ready to put the past behind him. (READ)

A look at who should start for the USMNT vs. Ecuador. (READ)

SBI readers cast their vote on whether or not they like Berhalter’s decision to move Tyler Adams and DeAndre Yedlin to new roles. (READ)

A healthy and in-form Jordan Morris returns to the USMNT squad with a new mindset. (READ)

Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic headline the USMNT called up for the March friendlies. (READ)

Ethan Horvath says the battle for the starting USMNT goalkeeper job is wide open. (READ)

Antonio Valencia and Enner Velencia headline the Ecuador squad that will face the Americans. (READ)

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