USA to play Brazil in May friendly

USA to play Brazil in May friendly

U.S. Men's National Team

USA to play Brazil in May friendly

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Before the U.S. men's national team begins its World Cup qualifying campaign this summer, it will be tested against one of the world's best.

The United States will host Brazil in a friendly on May 30 or 31, the Brazilian federation (CBF) announced on its website on Thursday. No location for the game has been finalized, though it has been reported that it could be played in Foxborough, Mass. or Washington, D.C.

The match against Brazil falls on a FIFA international fixture date, meaning the Selecao should bring in its top players. The game will take place just over a week prior to the U.S. team's World Cup qualifying opener against Antigua and Barbuda on June 8

The game against the Brazilians will mark the Americans' fifth match against them since 2007. In the teams' previous four meetings the United States has gone 0-4-0, allowing 12 goals while scoring four. 

The last meeting came in August 2010, when the United States lost 2-0 in front of a near-capacity crowd in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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