This Shot Looks Like It Was Deflected. It Wasn't.

Enner Valencia earned an 88th-minute equalizer for Ecuador with this wild shot that looks like it was deflected—but replay showed it wasn't. He just put that much Guzan-stunning English on it. » 10/10/14 9:24pm 10/10/14 9:24pm

Costa Rica, Ecuador Announcers Issue Open Challenge To Colombia

We noted yesterday how awesome Colombian broadcast goal calls are, but Costa Rica and Ecuador are offering just as stiff a challenge. Here's every goal scored yesterday, as heard back in that country. (Costa Rica is above, from national radio. It includes singing.) » 6/21/14 10:11am 6/21/14 10:11am

World Cup Goals, As Called By Local Announcers: June 15

Swiss Steal A Victory With Goal In The Final Seconds Of Extra Time

Just when it looked like Switzerland and Ecuador were content to see off a fairly boring, poorly played draw, the Swiss rode a barnstorming counter in literally the last few seconds of the match to win 2-1. » 6/15/14 2:09pm 6/15/14 2:09pm

Your Switzerland-Ecuador Open Thread

We've gone eight for eight in exciting matches so far, let's see if Switzerland and Ecuador can keep the streak going. Let's talk about it in the discussion section below. » 6/15/14 12:02pm 6/15/14 12:02pm

Lukas Podolski Scores Goal Six Seconds Into Match Against Ecuador

The German national team traveled to Boca Raton, Fla., today to take on Ecuador in an international friendly, and the Ecuadorians wasted no time in serving up a big bucket of suck. Ecuador unwisely played the opening kick toward its own goal, and it took only six seconds for German striker Lukas Podolski to send home… » 5/29/13 6:17pm 5/29/13 6:17pm

Someone Nearly Sold Out Citi Field Last Night (Hint: It Was Not The…

Ecuador and Greece drew 1-1 in a Flushing friendly. Writes ESPN New York, "While the Mets were away, Citi Field played host to its first soccer match — a 1-1 draw between Greece and Ecuador. It attracted 39,656 spectators, outdrawing all but the Mets' home-opener crowd of 41,075." » 6/08/11 12:40pm 6/08/11 12:40pm

England Keeps Winning Ugly

One goal on a set piece was the difference between England and Ecuador. For some reason, Ecuadorian goalie Cristian Mora, he of the pretty painted face, left Beckham about 80% of the net to shoot at, and Beckham tucked a nifty little curveball just into the left side. Beckham then celebrated with a case of the dry… » 6/25/06 2:50pm 6/25/06 2:50pm

Live Blog: Germany Vs. Ecuador

Ecuador has been one of the more pleasant stories of the tournament, upsetting Poland and cruising past Costa Rica in their first two games. This is, obviously, the real test, with the Ecuadorians facing host Germany. The winner takes the top seed out of Group A, and if there's a draw, it's good news for Ecuador,… » 6/20/06 11:00am 6/20/06 11:00am

Live Blog: Ecuador Vs. Costa Rica

We can't say that people have been banging down our doors to spread the virtues of Ecuador, but don't look now: A win this morning puts the team in the field of 16. Costa Rica had the difficult distinction of playing the first game of the World Cup, against the host, no less. » 6/15/06 10:00am 6/15/06 10:00am

Reserved: Shaman Parking Only

We've seen enough movies to know that whenever a shaman from South America shows up, it's not long before someone ends up with a paralyzing blow gun dart in the neck. But all tendencies toward curses and shrunken heads will be suspended, we're told, for the duration of the World Cup, as an official Ecuadorian shaman… » 4/25/06 12:15pm 4/25/06 12:15pm

Four Tiny Tidbits On: Ecuador

The World Cup is ominously close! So that you aren't caught offside (they have that in soccer, right?), we're previewing all the participants, bringing you Four Things You Don't Know About Them. If you have a tidbit, send it along to Today: Ecuador! And for World Cup previews that are even better… » 4/18/06 2:30pm 4/18/06 2:30pm