Ecuador without star Caicedo for Copa America Centenario
Ecuador will compete in Copa America Centenario without one of its prime attacking pieces.
Espanyol striker Felipe Caicedo, who has a CONMEBOL-best four goals in 2018 World Cup qualifying, will miss Copa America through a thigh injury, but La Tri still boasts veteran talent on its final 23-man roster, which was released by manager Gustavo Quinteros on Wednesday.
Enner Valencia, Jefferson Montero, Antonio Valencia and Michael Arroyo will lead the attacking charge for Ecuador, which is grouped with Brazil, Peru and Haiti for this summer's competition.
Captain Walter Ayovi marshals the defense for Ecuador, which is 4-1-1 through the first six games of World Cup qualifying and tied for the most points with Uruguay.
Here is Ecuador's roster in full:
GOALKEEPERS: Maximo Banguera (Barcelona), Alexander Dominguez (LDU Quito), Esteban Dreer (Emelec)
DEFENDERS: Gabriel Achiller (Emelec), Robert Arboleda (Universidad Catolica), Walter Ayovi (Monterrey), Frickson Erazo (Atletico Mineiro), Arturo Mina (Independiente), Juan Carlos Paredes (Watford), Cristian Ramirez (Ferencvaros)
MIDFIELDERS: Michael Arroyo (America), Fernando Gaibor (Emelec), Carlos Gruezo (FC Dallas), Pedro Larrea (El Nacional), Fidel Martinez (Pumas UNAM), Angel Mena (Emelec), Jefferson Montero (Swansea City), Christian Noboa (FC Rostov), Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)
FORWARDS: Jamie Ayovi (Godoy Cruz), Miller Bolaños (Gremio), Juan Cazares (Atletico Mineiro), Enner Valencia (West Ham)