Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Brazil 2 - USA 0
Another disappointment for the US National team. A few changes were made to the starting line-up since the World Cup by coach Bob Bradley, including the addition of a few new players, but overall their line-up was like any other they would dress for a world-class match.
And surprise, surprise... There were 2 more goals called back by the referees. Brazil's was when Pato scored and ran through Tim Howard, and the USA's was when Michael Bradley was, you guessed it, offsides.
Brazil had a generally inexperienced team, but were still able to run circles around the US. Defenders were split, USA attacks were short, and the only thing more disappointing was the 77,000-plus crowd that showed up to watch the home team get nothing.