HARRISON, N.J. (May 6, 2022) – Red Bull Arena will host Ecuador and Nigeria for an internationally friendly on Thursday, June 2, the club announced today. The international friendly will kick off at 8:30 p.m ET. Tickets are currently on-sale for the event.
Ecuador earned the final fourth spot for CONMEBOL in World Cup qualifying after tying Argentina, 1-1, their last qualifying match on March 29. Michael Estrada led Ecuador in goals scored during qualifying with six goals, which was tied for the sixth most. Ecuador will be preparing for the 2022 World Cup, where they will be placed in Group A alongside Qatar, Senegal, and Netherlands.
Nigeria just missed out on a seventh straight World Cup appearance after tying Ghana, 1-1, on March 29 and missing the tournament on away goals. Nigeria currently ranked 30th in the FIFA rankings, they have reached the Round of 16 in the World Cup three times most recently in 2014. This will be the first time that both nations will play each other on the soccer pitch.
Before the match between Ecuador and Nigeria, New York Red Bulls II will be taking on San Diego Loyal for the first-time in franchise history. Kick off for that match is set for 5 p.m. ET, with coverage on ESPN+.