The final game of Landon Donovan’s USMNT career will come with plenty of new faces and some familiar friends as well.
The US kicks off against Ecuador at 7pm ET in Connecticut — Follow live on Soccerly’s match center here — and Jurgen Klinsmann has made some interesting decisions, the main one being a switch to a 4-4-2.
Landon Donovan will be up top with Jozy Altidore, while DeAndre Yedlin and Joe Gyau will be employed as outside midfielders.
John Anthony Brooks gets a starting nod over Omar Gonzalez, whose L.A. Galaxy have a big match on the weekend. For that reason, Donovan will only play 30 minutes as captain. Greg Garza plugs in for Yedlin at back.
NASL star Miguel Ibarra is available off the bench for Klinsmann.
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United States: Guzan, Chandler, Orozco, Brooks, Garza; Yedlin, Bedoya, Diskerud, Gyau; Donovan, Altidore
Subs: Rimando, Gonzalez, Ream, Ibarra, Wondolowski, Morales, Corona, Wood, Gil
Ecuador: Paredes, Cangá, Erazo, Ayoví; R. Ibarra, Castillo, Noboa, Cazares; Penilla, E. Valencia
Subs: Not released yet