There was a sold out stadium 90,000 occupants that watched Mexico win over Ecuador Saturday March 28, 2015 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The friendly match was the next step to prepare the Mexican national team for summer’s Gold Cup and Copa Mundial.
A “golazo” by Chicharito gave Mexico the win. He commentated that the “easiest thing to do on this world is to talk” referring to recent goal drought controversial news topics.
This was a game that Ecuador didn’t deserve to lose. The Ecuador national team played well with opportunities to score from Valencia.
Ecuador definitely felt like the visitor as expected due to Los Angeles being one of the top city for Mexican Americans population. Mexico wore the new black kit with a jersey featuring green electric stripes, black shorts and black socks. Ecuador came in its traditional colors wearing its yellow home shirt, blue shorts and red socks.
There was a familiar face from Ecuador to southern California on the pitch. Bolanos, former Chivas USA man, made his first start for the national team after playing for the Los Angeles, California team of the Major League Soccer.
Jesus “Chuy” Corona was in goal substituting for Guillermo Ochoa, best goalie of the World Cup 2014. The crowd started chanting ‘ole’ as Mexico had the majority of the possession early in the game until Javier “Chicharito” Hernández scores a GOOOAAAL that gave Mexico the lead in the 14’ minutes from the first half
Corona blocked a penalty at minute 70′ by diving bottom right. The Ecuadorian Bolanos missed an opportunity that could have tied the game. Diego Reyes who brought down the Ecuadorian attacker caused the foul. Ecuador had a handful of opportunities but lacked the finish.
There was LA traffic, as expected, that caused delays to the spectators; however, once the crowd made it to their seats the game made up for the traffic stress. Both teams played beautifully. Constant action, great passes and a golazo by Chicharito took the win for Mexico.