Ecuador U20 vs USA U20: Preview & Prediction
The United States won the North and Central American championships in March (in Costa Rica), in front of Mexico.
Now, the United States is boosted by Tottenham midfielder Carter-Vickers and 17-year-old attacking granddaughter Sargent (5 goals at CONCACAF’s U17 championships).
Also note the high goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann (yes son of Jürgen) who joined 4 team-mates at the tournament team in March.
With the former national team profile Tab Ramos at the coach, the United States is a dynamic team that pushes high and beats fast contests.
Ecuador was helped by the thin air in Quito when it became silver at the South American championships in February.
The top scorer on that occasion, Cabezas offensive man, has only got 22 minutes on the pitch for Atalanta’s first team this season.
He, leftback Estupiñan (Granadas B team) and goalkeeper Carabali (Chile) are the only team legions in the squad.
Ecuador U20 vs USA U20: Direct Matches
Home or not, silver at the South American championships is great. South America is a stronger zone than North and Central America.
Ecuador can also go away – got 6 points out of 9 in a training tournament in March. Hit South Korea and Honduras (but lost to Zambia).
The tournament was played in South Korea, so Ecuador knows the conditions.
He does not get much play time in Atalanta, but Ecuador offensive man Cabezas is a great talent who became top scorer at the South American championships.
The United States has question marks at the center defenders Carter-Vickers and Palmer-Brown who have been injured.
The United States must be without the right back Fossey who has gone home with an injury.
The United States lacks some European legionaries, such as the Schalke talents Mckennie and Taitague (they were not included in the CONCACAF championships).
Ecuador U20 vs USA U20: Betting Tips
X2 – Odds: 1.65
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.00