The After Bar - USMNT vs. Brazil
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Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/US Presswire
The U.S. National Team dropped a 4-1 decision to Brazil in front of over 76,000 at FedEx Field in the nation's capital (OK.. technically Maryland, but whatever...). A rough PK call on Oguchi Onyewu (who just had a rought night, period) started the scoring for Brazil.
The final scoreline would indicate a steady win for the South American, but for long stretches of the match the Nats stuck close. Herculez Gomez got his first start for the U.S. since the 2010 World Cup and brought a goal back right before halftime to close the gap, 2-1. Rafael, Brazil's goalkeeper, not the Ninja Turtle, made a series of stunning saves late in the game to deny the Americans any consolation goals.
Game Wraps/ Analysis from some of the most respected American soccer writers:
- Grant Wahl' s Three Things(Sports Illustrated)
- Avi Creditor's Player Grades (Sports Illustrated)
- Steve Davis's Three Questions (NBC Sports Network)
- Jeff Carisle's Player Ratings (ESPN)
- Greg Seltzer's Player Ratings (MLSSoccer.com)
- Matt Doyle's Three Things We Learned (MLSSoccer.com)
- Jack Bell's Player Ratings (New York Times "Goal" Blog)
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