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VIDEO: RSL’s Plata, West Ham’s Valencia each score brace for Ecuador


Fresh off a 1-1 tie against the United States on Friday, Ecuador got back to its winning ways thanks in part to a player who plies his trade in America.

Joao Plata of Real Salt Lake scored a pair of goals and so did West Ham United’s Enner Valencia as Ecuador cruised to a 5-1 win over El Salvador on Tuesday.

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The match served as a send-off for 40-year-old La Tri player Ivan Hurtado, who is the nation’s all-time caps leader with 168.

Minnesota United had a day, as Rafael Burgos joined USMNT debutant Miguel Ibarra on an international pitch and converted a penalty kick for El Salvador’s goal. Cristian Penilla also netted for Ecuador, and here are all the goals:

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