- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Joao Plata and Enner Valencia had two goals apiece, and Ecuador beat El Salvador 5-1 on Tuesday night to get a win for Ivan Hurtado in his final appearance with the national team.

The 40-year-old Hurtado left in the 42nd minute to a large ovation from the partisan crowd at Red Bull Arena. The defender is retiring after a team-record 168 appearances.

It was the second friendly for each team in the U.S. in the last five days. Ecuador drew 1-1 with the United States in East Hartford, Connecticut, on Friday night, while El Salvador lost 3-0 to Colombia at the home of Major League Soccer’s Red Bulls.

Plata, who plays for Real Salt Lake, gave Ecuador the lead in the 16th minute when his shot from 25 yards deflected off Salvadoran defender Nestor Renderos and looped over goalkeeper Henry Hernandez. Valencia capitalized on a giveaway by Hernandez 2 1/2 minutes later and then helped set up Plata in the 25th.

Rafael Burgos converted a penalty kick in first-half injury time for El Salvador after Juan Carlos Paredes was called for a hand ball. But Valencia restored the three-goal margin in the 73rd, and second-half sub Cristian Penilla finished the scoring in the 83rd.

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