[GOLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Canada, which will open against the USA at the Gold Cup on Tuesday in Detroit, got a stoppage-time goal from Tosaint Ricketts, his first international goal, to earn a 2-2 tie with Ecuador at BMO Field on Wednesday night.
Ecuador was caught off guard when Ricketts scored off a quick Julian de Guzman free kick.
Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Terry Dunfieldhad Canada's first goal, also his first at the international level.
June 1 in Toronto
Canada 2 Ecuador 2.Goals: Dunfield 24, Ricketts 90; Benitez 62, Arroyo 64.
Canada --Borjan, Ledgerwood, McKenna, Jakovic (Hainault, 39), de Jong, Johnson (Peters, 79), Dunfield (de Guzman, 46), Hutchinson, Simpson (Friend, 58), De Rosario, Jackson (Ricketts, 85)
CANALEROS TRIUMPH.Panama, which the USA will face in its second Group C game in Tampa, beat Grenada, 2-0, on Monday on goals by Gabriel Gomez and Alberto Quintero.
TRI WINS EASILY.Giovani dos Santos scored twice and Aldo de Nigris added the third goal as Mexico beat New Zealand, 3-0, in Denver in its final Gold Cup tune-up.