El Salvador and Ecuador will square off in a friendly at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 11. The match will serve as preparation for each team's respective World Cup qualifying campaign.
For El Salvador, the game may be the last tune-up ahead of their first Hexagonal appearance since 1997. The cuscatlecos may have a full-strength squad, and against a team the caliber of Ecuador many questions about their own strength could be answered. Can El Salvador compete against its regional foes? Will El Salvador be able to keep up with and stay competitive in the Hex? After this game, we'll know more about their chances of success.