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U.S. poised to start scoring more goals

Updated: October 11, 2011, 11:18 AM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

HARRISON, N.J. -- Lately, any U.S. national team player desirous of a compliment from head coach Jurgen Klinsmann during practice -- and at this early stage of his tenure, all are -- has a simple task to perform: unlock a large pocket of space for an unmarked teammate with a quick, crisp pass.

On Monday night, as the U.S. shuffled through its final preparation for Tuesday night's friendly match with Ecuador (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2, ESPN3, followed by Mexico vs. Brazil at 9:30 ET), Klinsmann ...

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