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U.S., Ecuador to tangle at Rentschler


EAST HARTFORD — The U.S. men’s national soccer team home will host Ecuador on Friday night, Oct. 10, at Rentschler Field. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

Tickets for the contest, which will air on ESPN, go on sale next Friday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. through ussoccer.com or by calling 1-877-522-8499 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. (Visa purchases can be made starting Thursday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. at usssoccer.com).

In addition, the XL Center will have tickets available starting Monday, Aug. 25, at noon. Tickets will not be sold at Rentschler Field except on the day of the event.

Both teams are coming off appearances at the Brazil World Cup. Ecuador holds a 5-2-4 advantage over the U.S. in a series that dates back to 1984. The U.S. beat Ecuador 1-0 on March 10, 2002, in Birmingham, Alabama, a game in which American goalkeeper Tim Howard earned his first cap and first shutout.

Overall, this will be the U.S. national team’s fifth game at Rentschler Field. The squad is 3-1-0 at the venue.



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