May 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Brazil forward Neymar (11) scores a goal on a penalty kick against the USA in the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

USA Vs. Brazil: Neymar Is The Star As Brazil Wins, 4-1

The 20-year-old winger scores one goal and assists on two more as Brazil defeats the U.S. in front of 67,619 at FedEx Field.

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USMNT Vs. Brazil, 2012 International Friendly: Neymar Leads Brazil To A 4-1 Win

Despite a very promising attacking performance and a flurry of chances in the second half, the United States Men's National Team lost 4-1 in Wednesday night's friendly against Brazil at FedEx Field. The U.S. fell behind early after Neymar, Brazil's 20-year-old star forward who was a general nuisance all game long, converted an 11th-minute penalty. Thiago Silva then headed in a corner kick in the 26th minute. Herculez Gomez pulled one back for the U.S. in the 44th minute off a cross from Fabian Johnson.

The U.S. attack started to click in the second half, especially after Clint Dempsey came on in the 55th minute, but some great goalkeeping from Rafael and a little help from the crossbar kept the Americans from closing the deficit. Marcelo ('52) and Alexandre Pato ('87) sealed the game for Brazil with their second-half goals.

Losing to Brazil, though, is something that happens to pretty much everyone in international soccer. As Ryan Rosenblatt wrote at SB Nation Soccer:

The scoreboard didn't accurately reflect the match because the U.S. should have had two or three goals, but then again, Brazil should have had six or seven. Whatever the scoreboard said, one thing was clear -- Brazil was just simply better than the U.S., and if you're the U.S., that's hardly something to be ashamed of. After all, they're Brazil.

The U.S. now heads to Toronto to take on Canada in a friendly on Sunday before starting World Cup Qualifying in Tampa, Florida against Antigua and Barbuda at Raymond James Stadium on June 8. Brazil next plays Mexico in a friendly in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium on June 3, followed by another friendly against Argentina at MetLife Stadium on June 9.

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USA Vs. Brazil 2012: Neymar Prominent As Brazil Leads, 2-1 At Halftime

Brazil's young star Neymar has scored one goal and assisted on another as Brazil has taken a 2-1 halftime lead over the U.S. at FedEx Field.

The five-time world champions went ahead in the 11th minute after Oguchi Onyewu was adjudged to have committed handball after deflecting a shot with his arm while standing in the penalty area. The 20-year-old Santos winger took the resulting penalty and beat Tim Howard low to the goalkeeper's left to put Brazil ahead 1-0.

Brazil doubled its advantage 15 minutes later, and again Neymar was prominent in the scoring, as he provided the cross from a left-wing corner to Thiago Silva, who converted an easy header past Howard from close range.

The U.S. cut their deficit in half just before the 45-minute mark of the first half, as Herculez Gomez nodded a deflected cross from Fabian Johnson into the net from close range.

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USA Vs. Brazil 2012: Two Changes To Jurgen Klinsmann's Starting Lineup

U.S. National Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has named his starting lineup for Wedesday night's friendly against five-time world champions Brazil at FedEx Field.

Klinsmann has made two changes from the lineup that started Saturday's 5-1 thrashing of Scotland in Jacksonville. Oguchi Onyewu starts in place of Geoff Cameron at the back, while Herculez Gomez partners Jose Torres in place of Terrence Boyd. Hat-trick hero Landon Donovan takes his accustomed starting position in the U.S. midfield.

Here's the full U.S. starting lineup: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 23-Fabian Johnson; 7-Maurice Edu, 4-Michael Bradley, 13-Jermaine Jones; 10-Landon Donovan, 9-Herculez Gomez, 16-Jose Torres.

And here are the substitutes: Michael Parkhurst, Clint Dempsey, Kyle Beckerman, Edgar Castillo, Terrence Boyd, Clarence Goodson, Nick Rimando.

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USA Vs. Brazil: Men Look For First Win Against Brazil Since 1998

The US Men's National Soccer Team plays Brazil at FedEx Field on Wednesday night. Players Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey, who both missed Saturday's game against Scotland, will be available off the bench.

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USA Vs. Brazil, 2012 International Friendly: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

Fresh off their 5-1 dismantling of Scotland last week in Florida, the United States Men's National Teams faces a stiffer test on Wednesday in Washington DC. They were able to win that game without the help of Clint Dempsey and Joey Altidore. Unfortunately, the USMNT could be without Dempsey and Altidore on Wednesday as well.

Both players may be available off the bench for the USMNT. They are unlikely to be in the starting lineup as they recover from their respective ailments.

Wednesday's game is the second game in a five-game stretch spanning 18 days. it may also be the toughest. Brazil is a five-time FIFA World Cup champion. Brazil's starting lineup boasts some of the best, most creative players in world.

The game starts at 8:00 p.m. at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. It is expected to be a record-breaker for attendance at a USMNT friendly game in the DC area.

Fans can watch the game live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and TeleFutura.

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USA Vs. Brazil Friendly: Jurgen Klinsmann Releases 23-Man Roster For Friendlies, Qualifiers

After calling in an initial group of 27 players for training camp in Florida, U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named his final 23-man roster for three upcoming friendlies and the first two matches of World Cup qualifying. Most notably, with this roster, Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey will be on the field together for the first time under Klinsmann.

GOALKEEPERS:

Brad Guzan

Tim Howard

Nick Rimando

DEFENDERS:

Carlos Bocanegra

Geoff Cameron

Edgar Castillo

Steve Cherundolo

Clarence Goodson

Oguchi Onyewu

Michael Parkhurst

MIDFIELDERS:

Kyle Beckerman

Michael Bradley

Joe Corona

Maurice Edu

Fabian Johnson

Jermaine Jones

Jose Torres

FORWARDS:

Jozy Altidore

Terence Boyd

Clint Dempsey

Landon Donovan

Herculez Gomez

Chris Wondolowski

Before taking on Brazil at FedEx Field on May 30, the U.S. will play Scotland in Jacksonville at EverBank Field on May 26. After the Brazil match, the squad wil head to Toronto to take on Canada in another friendly on June 3. They kick off qualifying at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida against Antigua and Barbuda on June 8, and then they travel to Guatemala on June 12.

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USA Vs. Brazil Friendly: Brazilians Unveil Roster For Summer Friendlies

As Steven Goff of the Washington Post is reporting, Brazil has unveiled their roster for a series of international friendlies this summer, including a match-up with the USA at FedEx Field on May 30.

The roster for Brazil is very young, with the average age of a player being just 22.2 years old.

GOALKEEPERS:

Jefferson

Neto

Rafael

DEFENDERS:

Dani Alves

Danilo

Juan

David Luiz

Marcelo

Alex Sandro

Thiago Silva

Bruno Uvini

MIDFIELDERS:

Casemiro

Paulo Henrique Ganso

Giuliano

Lucas

Wellington Nem

Oscar

Romulo

Sandro

FORWARDS:

Leandro Damiao

Hulk

Neymar

Alexandre Pato

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The U.S. will be announcing their roster for the summer in two stages: with international based players named on May 15 and MLS players being named on May 20.

Brazil's string of friendlies includes another game on US soil, as they will play Argentina on June 9 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

For more updates on this game, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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U.S. Soccer Friendly Vs. Brazil At FedEx Field Officially Set For May 30

According to a press release that was just sent out by the Redskins media relations department, the International friendly between USA and Brazil set to take place at FedEx Field that has been rumored for a while is now official. The release says that both teams will bring their "A" Teams and that the best players in either Nation are scheduled to attend. The release also mentions the possibility of another big fixture coming to FedEx later this Year.

"This is a great opportunity for sports fans to see the U.S. Men’s National Team play one of the world’s most prestigious and iconic soccer teams in our nation’s capital," said Redskins Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman. "During the past few years, we have shown a commitment to bringing high-profile and international events to the Washington, D.C. region. We have already begun discussions to host another major international soccer match at FedExField in late July."

This should be a great opportunity for the Soccer fans of the Nation's Capital to see their team, because this is the first time they will be playing at FedEx. Bringing in a team with as much experience and tradition as Brazil only adds to the event. Tickets will go on sale for the event on February 17th on TicketMaster.

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USA Men's Soccer Schedule: Brazil Friendly At Fed Ex Field Set For May 30, According To Report

The U.S men's soccer under-23 team will host an international friendly against Brazil at Fed Ex Field on May 30.

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