U.S. earns late point against Ecuador

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

SEOUL, Korea, Repub­lic Of Af­ter a goal­keep­ing blun­der by Jonathan Klins­mann, team­mate Luca de la Torre scored an in­jury-time goal Mon­day to give the United States a 3-3 draw against Ecuador at the Un­der-20 World Cup.

The Amer­i­cans con­ceded two early goals but man­aged to get back into the Group F match with a pair of strikes from Josh Sar­gent. But the mis­take by Klins­mann, the son of former Ger­many great Jur­gen Klins­mann, put Ecuador back in front in the 64th minute.

Klins­mann at­tempted to drib­ble the ball out of trou­ble from in front of his own net, but he got tan­gled up by a pair of op­po­nents and then kicked the ball straight to Ecuador mid­fielder Bryan Cabezas, who scored.

The U.S. next faces Sene­gal on Thurs­day while Ecuador takes on Saudi Ara­bia.

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