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Copa America Centenario: Ecuador will play the USMNT in Seattle in the quarterfinals

Ecuador beats Haiti 4-nil but settles for second in the group. They will come play the USA in Seattle.

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It is official, no matter the result of Peru vs Brazil, the United States will be playing Ecuador in the Copa America Quarterfinals at CenturyLink Field. On Thursday the 16th, it'll be the 13th ranked side in the world suiting up against the United States.

Ecuador drew both Peru and Brazil in their first two matches, meaning that even with a win they were not going to get a first place barring an epic 6+ showing against the Copa America punching bags, Haiti. They only won 4-0, meaning even with a draw and tying both Peru and Brazil on points, Ecuador will be ahead of Peru on GD but behind Brazil thanks to the latter's 7-1 win against Haiti.

Brazil and Peru will battle it out for who gets to play Colombia in New Jersey. Seattle gets to host the USMNT against the team that provided the best match-up for them on the field that's led by West Ham striker (who should be back for the friendly later this summer) Enner Valencia. Incredibly strong in front of goal and full of speed, Ecuador will provide a challenge similar to Colombia but without as technically dominant players as the Colombians. The US CBs will match-up well against them in what will be the biggest match in Seattle's soccer history.

On May 25th the Americans beat Ecuador 1-nil behind a goal by Darlington Nagbe.

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