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RSL Soapbox Oct 14, 2014
Joao Plata scores twice for Ecuador against El Salvador, both in audacious fashion

Joao Plata scores twice for Ecuador against El Salvador, both in audacious fashion

Joao Plata's goalscoring antics are continuing apace, and he's doing it now for Ecuador. He scored his first and second international goals today against El Salvador, and both of them had an air of the fantastic to them — sort of like every goal he scores for us. The first — his first — came around the 15th minute against El Salvador. It takes a pretty wicked deflection, but it's still a good look towardgoal. The second came in the first half, too, and while it's not as ostentatious, it's every bit as beautiful as he slides the ball between the goalkeeper's legs. The second half...
RSL Soapbox Oct 10, 2014

Joao Plata had a great second half against the United States

Joao Plata played the second half for Ecuador against the United States in a 1-1 draw tonight, giving him 45 more minutes than either Real Salt Lake player with the USMNT. Plata was an impressive attacking option on the left side for Ecuador, and he had two distinct opportunities that could have resulted in goals. The first saw him break past a horrible, static American defense, only to be whistled incorrectly for being offside. Tim Ream — who inexplicably keeps getting minutes for the U.S. — kept Plata very well onside, and Plata was through one-on-one with Guzan. The second saw him...

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