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  • May 30, 2012
  • • 8:07 PM
  • • FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
  • Referee: J. Solis
  • • Attendance: 67619
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Live Commentary

  • That's it! Brazil wins 4-1 with some great attacking soccer. Have to say, the scoreline flatters them, as the USA had some great opportunities. Still, deserved win for the Brazilians and the USA has to defend better overall
  • 90'
    SubstitutionMarcelo Alex Sandro
  • 89'
    SubstitutionOscar Giuliano
  • 87'
    Assist Marcelo
  • 87'
    Goal Alexandre Pato
  • 87'
    Goal Brazil! Pato is unmarked on the back post and blasts home from Marcelo's ball. 4-1 Brazil
  • 85'
    Another great save for Rafael! Bradley's header was headed on goal. Off the resultant corner kick, Onyewu heads off the bar. Close for the USA now
  • 84'
    SubstitutionNeymar Lucas
  • 84'
    Neymar coming off. Fantastic performance for him. A goal, two assists and some dazzling skill
  • 82'
    SubstitutionHulk Casemiro
  • 80'
    SubstitutionJones Kyle Beckerman
  • 80'
    SubstitutionFabian Johnson E. Castillo
  • 80'
    Edgar Castillo and Kyle Beckerman in for the USA
  • 79'
    More attacking from the USA, desperately pushing for the second goal. Silva cuts out a Bradley cross
  • 77'
    So close USA! Gomez has a shot saved and Boyd would've scored on the rebound were it not for a desperate lunge from Rafael to block the shot. Great double save
  • 73'
    Parkhurst and Boyd in for Cherundolo and Edu
  • 72'
    SubstitutionMaurice Edu Terrence Boyd
  • 72'
    SubstitutionSteven Cherundolo Michael Parkhurst
  • 70'
    USA with a corner, looking for a way back into the match, but it's cleared away
  • 66'
    Pato off the post! Neymar finds him with a simple square ball and the AC Milan man somehow hits the post with a sliding shot. Great build-up between Oscar and Neymar
  • 65'
    SubstitutionLeandro Damião Alexandre Pato
  • 64'
    So close USA! Dempsey gets on the end of a Gomez header, but a Brazil defender scrambles the ball over the bar. Would have been a sure goal
  • 60'
    Yellow Card Marcelo
  • 60'
    Getting rather testy here. Cherundolo fouled by Neymar and Marcelo blasts the ball off the USA defender, who was on the groud. That looked pretty intentional
  • 57'
    Yellow Card Jones
  • 57'
    Jones gets his customary yellow card, sweeping his back leg on a tackle and taking out Neymar
  • 56'
    SubstitutionJ. Torres Clint Dempsey
  • 56'
    Jones goes down after an awkward looking challenge. He appears to be alright, and here comes Clint Dempsey on for Torres
  • 52'
    Assist Neymar
  • 52'
    Goal Marcelo
  • 52'
    GOAL BRAZIL! Marcelo finishes off after Neymar picks him out with a simple cross. Great stuff from the Selecao, USA defense carved open with ease
  • 50'
    Marcelo wins the ball off Cherundolo and the American fouls him hard, setting off a minor scrum. All clear now
  • 47'
    Donovan gets stuck by a great Marcelo tackle. The Real Madrid man has had a very good game so far
  • 46'
    Second half is underway!
  • Halftime! USA gets a crucial goal right before the half and it's game on. Brazil leads 2-1
  • 45'
    Assist Fabian Johnson
  • 45'
    Goal H. Gómez
  • 45'
    GOAL USA! Herculez Gomez heads home from close range. Edu looks like he got away with a foul before Bradley plays a great ball to Johnson, who crosses for Gomez.
  • 44'
    USA backing off and letting Brazil pass around. Could be a dangerous strategy
  • 42'
    The USA has been pretty well outplayed this half. If they get into halftime at 2-0 and make some adjustments, they could still get a result. Going to be tough though
  • 39'
    Brazil continuing to look dangerous, Bocanegra heads out for a corner. The Rangers man has been decent this game. His defensive partner Onyewu has not
  • 39'
    Brazil continuing to look dangerous, Bocanegra heads out for a corner. The Rangers man has been decent this game. His defensive partner Onyewu has not
  • 33'
    USA trying to get a foothold here, the last five minutes have been better, but need to have more cutting edge in the final third
  • 29'
    Donovan gets a good look from inside the box, but blasts over. USA's finishing not there yet this evening
  • 26'
    Assist Neymar
  • 26'
    Goal Thiago Silva
  • 26'
    Goal Brazil! Silva heads home off a corner kick and it was dreadful marking from the USA, it has to be said. 2-0
  • 25'
    Donovan with a good service and Bocanegra out-jumps his man, but the header flies over the bar
  • 24'
    Gomez is working hard, and earns another free kick in a dangerous spot
  • 22'
    Marcelo gets the better of Donovan twice in a row. We haven't seen much from Saturday's hat trick hero yet
  • 20'
    The USA isn't dealing well with Brazil's pressure. Yanks are unable to hold onto the ball for long
  • 19'
    Yellow Card Oscar
  • 17'
    Huge save Howard! Damiao was played behind the US defense but the keeper made a great kick save
  • 16'
    Gomez strikes, but it's comfortable for Rafael
  • 15'
    Free kick chance for the US. Silva gives Gomez a shove in the back
  • 13'
    Yellow Card J. Torres
  • 12'
    Penalty Goal Neymar
  • 12'
    Neymar steps up and buries it! Sends Howard the wrong way and it's 1-0 Brazil
  • 10'
    Penalty Brazil! Onyewu called for a hand ball in the box!
  • 7'
    Dangerous looking cross from Hulk, which Howard snags
  • 6'
    Bradley is playing a more holding role tonight, with Edu getting more forward in the center of mid. Opposite of the Scotland game
  • 4'
    Bocanegra breaks up a Brazil attack with a nice defensive header
  • 3'
    Brazil settling in with some early possession, but the USA wins it back thanks to Bradley
  • 1'
    Kickoff!
  • Anthems are over and we're about set to go!
  • The teams are coming out on the field and the crowd gives them a nice ovation. Very nice turnout here, with fans still streaming in
  • Kickoff is set for 8:11 pm ET
  • Only two changes from the USA lineup that defeated Scotland 5-1 this weekend: Onyewu in for Cameron and Gomez in for Boyd
  • Brazil lineup: Rafael Cabral; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo; Sandro, Rômulo, Oscar; Neymar, Hulk, Leandro Damião.
  • USA lineup: Howard; Cherundolo, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Johnson; Bradley, Jones, Edu; Donovan, Gomez, Torres
  • Hello all, Seth Vertelney here with you live at FedEx Field for tonight's high-profile friendly between the USA and Brazil