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i haven’t posted anyting in weeks,  life sort of gets on the way of free time.  so in order to feel e-productive i’m doing preliminary documentation of this year’s Copa America hosted by Venezuela.

Ecuador is in a tough group, rounded out by Brasil, Mexico and Chile.  I can honestly say i have no idea how the national team will perform.  Lucky for us the tournament will start on Tuesday, with Ecuador playing their first match on Wednesday.

One look at the Argentine squad and there is no doubt they are the faves.  Even la brujita Veron is in the team!  Not enough can be said about Messi.  And Riquelme’s recent performance in the Copa Libertadores makes him one to look for.

here’s the Ecuador call ups for the Copa America:

Goalkeepers:
Cristian Mora
(Liga de Quito), Marcelo Elizaga (Emelec).

Defenders:
Ulises De la Cruz
(Reading), Neicer Reasco (Sao Paulo), Oscar Bagui (Olmedo), Ivan Hurtado (Atletico Nacional), Giovanni Espinoza (Vitesse Arnhem), Jorge Guagua (Colon de Santa Fe), Renan Calle (Liga de Quito).

Midfielders:
Edison Mendez
(PSV Eindhoven), Luis Antonio Valencia (Wigan Athletic), Segundo Castillo (Red Star Belgrade), Edwin Tenorio (Liga de Quito), Patricio Urrutia (Liga de Quito), David Quiroz (El Nacional), Walter Ayovi (El Nacional), Luis Caicedo (Olmedo).

Forwards:
Carlos Tenorio
(Al Saad), Felix Borja (Olympiakos), Cristian Benitez (El Nacional), Felipe Caicedo (Basel), Pablo Palacios (Deportivo Quito).

If I’m as lazy as i plan to be, I should be able to catch every game, with hopes that I will be commenting on all matches.

Good luck to Ecuador and all nations involved!

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