Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Podolski and Bender make quick work of La Tri
May 30th, 2013 1:32AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  germany

MOST COMMENTED

[GERMANY-ECUADOR] Germany warmed up for Sunday's match against the USA with a 4-2 win over Ecuador. Despite being without many of its starters, the Germans ran rampant with four goals in the opening 24 minutes -- the first from Lukas Podolski after nine seconds -- against one of the hottest teams in South America. The game drew was played in the afternoon for German prime-time viewing and drew a sparse crowd of 8,521 at FAU Stadium.

Podolski stole the opening kickoff backpass to Ecuador defender Gabriel Achilier and set the Germans on their way.

Within three minutes, it was 2-0 as Sidney Sam, who was making his national team debut, set up Lars Bender for the first of his two goals.

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia scored for La Tri in the 44th minute, and Walter Ayovi's free kick finished off the scoring in the 84th minute.

German coach Joachim Loew's assessment: "It was a very, very good first half for us. In the end we weren’t able to hold the pace. I knew the team needs more than 15 or 20 players. These games are great for youngsters to gain experience."



1 comment
  1. Alex G. Sicre
    commented on: May 30, 2013 at 2:09 p.m.
    Since when is Ecauador El Tri??


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Jim Grozdanich    
"We tried to purposely make it confusing." -- Jim Grozdanich, assistant general manager at Centaur, which ...
Honduras completes Gold Cup field    
Honduras survived its playoff series with French Guiana, rallying from 3-1 down after the first leg ...
Video Pick: MLS Goals of the Week    
Real Salt Lake's Jordan Allen, Red Bull Mike Grella, Orlando's Kaka, Montreal's Jack McInerney and D.C. ...
Leroux-Wambach trade shakes up NWSL    
Two weeks after saying she'd skip he 2015 NWSL season with the Western New York Flash ...
Cal freshman killed when struck by car    
University of California freshman Eloi Vasquez died early Saturday after he was struck by a car ...
Switzerland-USA: Klinsmann seeks chemistry     
Coming off a 3-2 loss to Denmark, which featured another last-game collapse by the Americans, Coach ...
What They're Saying: Thomas Rongen    
"On the highest level, I'm not so sure that Jurgen Klinsmann is the right person for ...
MLS Power Rankings: Gritty FC Dallas tie keeps it on top    
Down to 10 men early in the game, FC Dallas held out for a 0-0 tie ...
U-17 striker Haji Wright joins New York Cosmos    
The NASL's New York Cosmos have signed 17-year-old Southern California product Haji Wright, who started at ...
What They're Saying: CMN Sports    
"As an organization, CMN Sports takes pride in providing some of the most exhilarating soccer matches ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives