Valencia called up by Ecuador

Valencia called up by Ecuador

Published May. 20, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

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 (Monterrey).

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).