U.S. to host Ecuador in East Hartford, Connecticut, on October 10
U.S. Soccer announced Thursday that the men's national team will host Ecuador in a friendly on Oct. 10 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.
It was previously announced that the U.S. would face Ecuador in an October friendly, but the venue and date had not been released.
The match will mark the U.S. men's team's first on home soil since this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
“We are really excited to get our first chance to play at home after the World Cup,” said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “The support from our fans in the United States and everyone that traveled to Brazil was awesome, and we want to build on that energy. We have an exciting four years ahead of us, and this is just the beginning. The U.S. team has a great history at Rentschler Field, so we are hoping for another big crowd against Ecuador.”
The U.S. has posted a 2-5-4 record all-time against Ecuador, which is ranked 21st in the FIFA World rankings.
The U.S. will face the Czech Republic in a Sept. 3 friendly in Prague.
The U.S. and World Cup quarterfinalist Colombia had reached a verbal agreement to play in San Antonio on Sept. 9, but Colombia did not sign the contract in time.
- Chris Johnson