U.S. Men's National Team

United States to play Brazil in August

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The U.S. men's national team will play Brazil on August 10 in its first match following the World Cup.

The match will be played at the new Meadowlands Stadium in northern New Jersey, with kickoff scheduled for 8pm (ESPN2). It falls on a FIFA-sanctioned fixture, meaning clubs will be required to release players called up.

The match will mark the fourth time the two nations will have met since 2007. The last time these two teams played was in the Confederations Cup final in 2009, when Brazil came from behind to win 3-2.

What do you think of another United States-Brazil match? Hoping to see the likes of Robinho and Kaka? Think the U.S. will bring its top team?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Nathanael Greene

    Yeah, I’d give a pass to someone sporting a Dempsey Fulham shirt or something.

    Protect the USMNT shield people!


  • JJ

    Bring USA vs Spain / Germany / Netherlands / England / Argentina, etc, to Seattle! USA USA USA!!!


  • Kevin_Amold

    It is rampant amongst supporters of our national team. In the “Over There” commercial, as Donovan celebrates a goal, you can see a guy in a Chelsea jersey. Tools like this make our supporters look amateur..


  • Mason

    Here’s a test: If they’re wearing a Brazilian shirt, ask them who flew the first airplane. If they don’t say Alberto Santos Dumont, you’ve got a poser on your hands. Dispose of them as you wish.


  • hawaiinate

    I have to agree enthusiastically. I feel that a coach like Hiddink, Klinsman (sic), etc. would be hard for me to support. I mean I love the players and the team, but why foreign coaches?


  • Anthony

    Well we went into the half tied 1-1 and that was without any starters. Our problems came after the substitutions. Algeria could barely muster an attack today and the were playing with some of there projected starters.


  • Riki

    Who will be the coach? Does Bradley really think that by booking something in August, it will save his hide after going 3 and out? I really hope not. Also.. think about it. Who will play? Will he go back to players clubs for yet another game after having people for about a month during the summer? I think not, This will be another expensive JV scrimmage like the one in Conn


  • Warren

    Klinsman yes is possible, your next 2 ain’t happening.

    And yeah BB has shown some capacity to learn over time, but after the WGC it will be time for a change.


  • bsrumorz

    yes, Bradley has done such a horrible job, he clearly doesn’t deserve another chance, with amazing world-class, technical and creative players at his disposal it’s a wonder he still has a job… beating #1 ranked Spain? Who cares. Tying #1 Argentina, must’ve been a fluke.
    Gold Cup champs, eh… #1 in CONCACAF, no big deal. Playing European team in Europe and actually winning some games, old news…

    Give Bradley a friggin break already! Give him some credit. Our outfield line up consists of two slightly above average EPL midfielders and two slighly above average Bundesliga midfielders and the rest are mediocre to fringe players on relegation-threatened teams…

    If US gets out of the group and loses to Germany/Serbia in a tough game, that’s about as good as we can expect from ANY coach with this group of players…

    when Jozy leads Premiership in scoring, dempsey plays on thw wing for Man U and Donovan is the best player on Chelsea we can ask for quarterfinals and semifinal appearances, until the shut up.
    /rant over


  • Warren

    because…they may, like Klinsmann, have played the game at the highest level, hence know what it takes to win at that level, plus they have diverse coaching experience Americans never ever get – and wouldn’t be as afraid as American coaches to mix up the tactics.

    Because if you can’t see what a coach like Mourinho – who has coached and won in Portugal, UK, and Italy – so far – could bring, then there’s no point discussing.


  • chupacabra

    Sorry, the stadium’s football flower was already defiled by Mexico and Ecuador is a dismal 0-0 draw.


  • Michael F.

    I agree. But I don’t think BB wants to continue. I read somewhere he wants to see if he can get a gig in Europe. I hope he does and clears the way for other American coaches across the pond.


  • Warren

    The Brazilian JV is pretty amazing, that’s a good game.

    Our JV…isn’t like Brazil’s.

    But we do have more depth in some positions than we ever had before.

    If you take it for what it is, a money-making/stadium-opening friendly, that’s a great way to open the stadium.

    And I guarantee you thousands of (real) Brazilians & Brazilian-Americans will be there. Plus the wannabes.


  • KChad

    Is nobody going to mention Dom Kinnear? Klinnsman seems like the sexy pick though.


  • Isaac

    Doesn’t Sunil do the scheduling of these things?

    Also, show some optimism. Bradley’s a good coach, he’ll get the USA through the Group Stage and put up an admirable performance in the Round of 16. After that, who knows…


  • jon

    ya, I wonder what Dom would do at this level. He sure knows what he’s doin in the MLS


  • Gene

    I was recently thinking that Sir Alex might consider it an interesting challenge in his career to coach the US team. He has limited national team coaching experience (Scotland, for 10 games in mid-1980s), and US has a lot of young players with upside.

    I am not so sure about Klinsmann. Back in 06, I was one of the people demanding he’d be hired. But he has not done well at Bayern. I have heard at least 2 different versions, if not more, regarding why he did not take the US job in 06. So, it is a question mark for me.

    Novak? Isn’t that guy having enough trouble with the Philadelphia Union?


  • ThaDeuce

    What better way to get an early start preparing for Brazil in 2014!


  • DaveW

    It’s the first friendly of a new cycle. You can bet both teams will be trying out at least a few young prospects.


  • JP

    It may be the first call up for Neymar and Ganso on the Brazilian national team…


  • Andrew

    To me there is nothing past the world cup. That’s only as far as I can think.


  • Omar

    I would love an American coach but there is no one out there who can take this team to the next level in America. We lack experience and expertise in tactics so we have to import it. If we were a more experienced national team with a trademark style there would be no need to look elsewhere but we are still looking for ourselves. Do you want to win or learn the hard way and possibly take an extra 5-10 years wasting resources or bring in a coach who can get the ball rolling quickly? I root for the players not the coach.


  • Joseph nanez

    Bet that the next coach will be Italiano’. We need help wit tactics and ‘d’. None of this kick and run crap like the English. Thats why they havent won crap since


  • Danny

    Time to get our revenge from the 2009 Confederations Cup Final!…Also why did the match have to fall on a Tuesday…If it was during the weekend then I would definitely go…Anyways GO USA!!!


  • GSO Dynamo 4 Life

    If we do well in the World Cup and the USA is “excited” about soccer…we will bring a strong team to the event…if not–MLS fodder.


  • Charles

    Read that the US team played World Cup qualifying teams 16 times preparing for this. England – 0 as is zero.

    US is smart to keep playing the high level of competition. Not bad for the fans too.


  • dealer2

    A match like this less than a month after the World Cup? Unless something happens in the Cup to make this a story, I’m not interested. Just a ticket grab.


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