Valencia called up by Ecuador

Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia has been selected

to Ecuador’s roster for a Copa America warmup match against Greece

at New York’s Citi Field on June 7.

Valencia will miss exhibitions against Mexico on May 28 and

Canada on June 1 because his club is involved in the Champions

League final against Barcelona on May 28.

Valencia returned to action in March after a six-month layoff

due to an ankle injury.

Ecuador coach Reinaldo Rueda also picked Levante striker Felipe

Caicedo and former Birmingham City forward Cristian Benitez.

The roster:

Goalkeepers: Marcelo Elizaga (Deportivo Quito), Maximo Banguera

(Barcelona), Alexander Dominguez (Liga de Quito).

Defenders: Juan Carlos Paredes (Deportivo Quito), Neicer Reascos

(Liga de Quito), Giovanni Caicedo (Liga de Quito), Diego Calderon

(Liga de Quito), Jorge Guagua (Liga de Quito), Luis Checa

(Deportivo Quito), Frickson Erazo (El Nacional), Walter Ayovi


Midfielder: Segundo Castillo (Deportivo Quito), Oswaldo Tilson

Minda (Deportivo Quito), Luis Fernando Saritama (Deportivo Quito),

Michael Arroyo (San Luis), Flavio Caicedo (El Nacional), Edison

Mendez (Emelec), Cristian Noboa (Rubin Kazan), Antonio Valencia

(Manchester United).

Forwards: Jaime Ayovi (Toluca), Christian Benitez (Santos),

Felipe Caicedo (Levante), Joao Plata (Toronto).