It was an opportunity for United States football fans to get their chance to see next summer's World Cup hosts in the flesh, and they were not disappointed.
Chelsea star Willian bagged his first goal for his country as he tries to nail down a place in Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad, while Tottenham's Paulinho was elected Top of the Match in the Goal ratings.
But it was really a night for the Selecao to show off their burgeoning understanding and togetherness, with a number of well-worked goals all joyfully celebrated with team-mates and subtitutes alike.
Here we go | There was no Ronaldinho but this fan would go away happy (Getty)
Light showers | Neymar gets a spraying before kick-off (Getty)
United front | Neymar, Paulinho, Oscar and Dante stand tall (Getty)
Stretching it | Shakhtar's Bernard got his side off the mark (Getty)
Bayern Munich defender Dante sent in a deflected header 10 minutes after the break, before Maicon tapped in from close range to make it 3-0. Both goals were keenly celebrated, with every player racing to the bench to embrace the substitutes.
Willian notched his first goal for the Selecao and later posted on his Instagram that he hopes it is the first of many, but Hulk showed that he would not give up his place easily after finishing off a neat move, complete with two back-heels.
All together now | Brazil's team spirit could prove indomitable next summer (Getty)
All smiles | Willian posted this picture on his Instagram account (Getty)
Star man| Paulinho earned 4.5 stars on Goal's player ratings (Getty)
Brazil's star man received the type of close attention from defendrs that he has grown accustomed to in recent years, but did play well overall and put in the free kick for Dante to head home.
Centre of attention | Neymar is usually in the thick of it for his country (Getty)
Rough and tumble | The Barca man is knocked off his feet in the area (Getty)
Scolari was certainly confident after the match, declaring to assembled reporters: "There is no pressure on Brazil to be world champions. Brazil will be champions," before swiftly leaving.
The Selecao travel to Toronto on Tuesday to face Chile, who warmed up for their World Cup campaign with an impressive 2-0 victory against England.