Arroyo helps Ecuador tie Mexico 1-1



SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Arroyo scored an unassisted goal in the 37th minute to help Ecuador tie Mexico 1-1 on Saturday in an exhibition game in front of 50,305 fans at Qwest Field.

Mexico opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Jorge Torres Nilo scored off a corner kick.

But Arroyo’s solo effort pulled Ecuador even. Arroyo gained possession at midfield and went down the right side. He stopped 4 yards outside the box and to the right of the arc and fired a 22-yarder between two defenders and just beyond goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa’s reach.

The corner that led to Mexico’s goal was set up when Aldo de Nigris’ shot at the left post was slapped away by goalkeeper Maximo Banguera. Hector Moreno floated the ball across the penalty area, and Torres Nilo’s shot from about 8 yards away in front of the far post flew into the back left corner.