United States beaten on a late goal as struggles continue under new coach

Second-half substitute Jaime Ayovi beat defender Tim Ream to a cross and scored in the 79th minute, giving Ecuador a 1-0 men’s soccer exhibition win over the United States Tuesday night at Harrison, N.J., in another setback for the Americans under new coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Ayovi was marked by Ream about 8 yards from the goal but easily got free and headed Walter Ayovi’s cross to the left of goalkeeper Tim Howard in one of the few scoring chances for either team.

The game was the fifth for the U.S. since Klinsmann, a former German national team star and coach, replaced Bob Bradley in July. The Americans are 1-3-1 under Klinsmann.


NBA D-LEAGUE: The Maine Red Claws will pick third in the NBA Development League draft based on a lottery held in Denver.

The Los Angeles D-Fenders will pick first followed by the Austin Toros. The draft is Nov. 3.


GENERALI LADIES: Top-seeded Petra Kvitova beat Rebecca Marino 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the second round at Linz, Austria.

Third-seeded Jelena Jankovic led 4-1 in the first set when Kateryna Bondarenko pulled out with a neck injury.

SHANGHAI MASTERS: Ninth-ranked Mardy Fish was upset by teenager Bernard Tomic 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the second round at Shanghai.

Andy Roddick edged Grigor Dimitrov, 7-6 (3), 7-5.

JAPAN OPEN: Top-seeded Sam Stosur needed more than two hours to beat qualifier Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 and reach the second round at Osaka, Japan.


BENSHOOF RETIRES: Tony Benshoof, a 22-year veteran of the U.S. national luge team and a three-time Olympian, decided to retire from competitive sliding, USA Luge announced.

Benshoof is the most decorated men’s slider in USA Luge history with 37 international medals.


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