Fans can watch the Mexico vs. Ecuador soccer match live online and see one of the last tune ups before the World Cup for both squads.
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera said he wants to use Saturday’s international friendly against Ecuador to fine-tune his lineup ahead of their World Cup opening match against Cameroon. Mexico is fresh off a 3-0 victory over Israel on Thursday, with matches against Bosnia-Herzegovenia and Portugal still to come before the World Cup kicks off.
Mexico and Ecuador will face off Saturday at 3 pm from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Those who watch the Mexico vs. Ecuador soccer match live online will see if Mexico can fare better than the last time it played in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Last year, Mexico lost in Arlington in a Gold Cup semifinal, the first time they failed to reach the championship since 2005.
“There have been a lot of changes, with head coaches, trainers and the team,” coach Miguel Herrera said through a translator. “Now we’re very focused on the World Cup. Without a doubt we’re at the most beautiful stadium in the world, and it’s very motivating.”
Though Mexico looked sharp in its international friendlies so far, Herrera said there is still work to do in the next two weeks before soccer’s biggest tournament starts.
“There are still distractions,” he said. “We must continue this co-ordination, the movements that we want are things that we will be correcting. We hope that when we get to Dallas to train, [midfielder Hector Herrera] arrives at the stadium having recovered well, but there is no hurry if the doctor says that he is not 100 per cent.
“We hope that on Saturday we have a full team, then we can begin to see others and begin to make decisions about who are going to be the core of the team.”
Fans who watch the Mexico vs. Ecuador soccer match live online will see an Ecuador squad that has been off for the past two weeks. They last drew Netherlands 1-1 in Amsterdam, but the friendly with Mexico could mean a lot more for them. The team has yet to announce its 23-man roster, with coach Reinaldo Rueda said he’ll wait for FIFA’s final deadline of June 2.