News / USA

Large Crowd Watches Brazil Beat US in Soccer Friendly

TEXT SIZE - +
LANDOVER, Maryland - A resurgent United States men's soccer team faced a youthful but talented Brazil in a friendly football match at FedEx Field in the Washington suburb of Landover, Maryland, on Wednesday.

More than 67,000 fans attended - a record crowd for a U.S. match in the capital region.

The U.S. team was on a five-match winning streak and looking to finalize its preparations for the start of a World Cup qualifying campaign next month.

U.S. v. Brazil Men's Soccer Draws Big Crowds (View Photo Gallery)

x
  • Soccer fans walk into FedEx Field stadium in Landover, Maryland to watch the U.S. men's national team face Brazil in an international friendly on May 30, 2012. VOA/M/ Lipin
  • USA soccer supporters enjoy a lighter moment outside the stadium before the match. VOA/M. Lipin
  • USA soccer supporters' section at FedEx Field prior to kick-off. Many fans wore the U.S. national team's new horizontal red-and-white striped jersey, introduced earlier this year. VOA/M. Lipin
  • Brazilian and U.S. team members march onto the field for the national anthems. VOA/M. Lipin
  • USA supporters energize the crowd as play gets under way. VOA/M. Lipin
  • USA fans celebrate after Herculez Gomez scores in the 45th minute, reducing Brazil's lead to 2-1. VOA/M. Lipin
  • Brazilian players gather around Marcelo (no. 6) after he scores Brazil's third goal, making the score 3-1. VOA/M. Lipin
  • Brazil fans prefer to remain anonymous as they watch their team dominate the USA. VOA/M. Lipin
  • Brazilian supporters cheer as Alexandre Pato scores the 4th and final goal against the USA. VOA/M. Lipin
  • What was the final margin of Brazil's victory? The fan in the no. 10 jersey has the answer. VOA/M/ Lipin

U.S. v. Brazil Men's Soccer Draws Big Crowds (View Photo Gallery)

But a poor U.S. defense helped five-time World Cup champion Brazil to score two goals by the 26th minute.

U.S. striker Herculez Gomez gave the home fans a reason to hope for a comeback with a headed goal just before half-time. But Brazil exploited weaknesses in the U.S. defense and scored twice more to complete a 4-1 rout.

U.S. and Brazilian fans mingled with each other throughout the stadium, turning the stands into a colorful patchwork of red and yellow.

Michael Lipin

Michael covers international news for VOA on the web, radio and TV, specializing in the Middle East and East Asia Pacific. Follow him on Twitter @Michael_Lipin

You May Like

Algerians Vote in Presidential Election

There were few media reports of protests and clashes around the country, but so far no significant violence More

Sharks More Evolved than Previously Thought

The discovery could “profoundly affect our understanding of evolutionary history” More

Pakistan Military Asked to Protect Polio Workers

Request comes as authorities say a Taliban ban on vaccinations in 2012 and deadly attacks on anti-polio teams have prevented thousands of children from getting inoculated More

Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Google Buys Drone Companyi
|| 0:00:00
...
 
🔇
X
George Putic
April 15, 2014
In its latest purchase of high-tech companies, Google has acquired a manufacturer of solar-powered drones that can stay in the air almost indefinitely, relaying broadband Internet connection to remote areas. It is seen as yet another step in the U.S. based Web giant’s bid to bring Internet to the whole world. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video Google Buys Drone Company

In its latest purchase of high-tech companies, Google has acquired a manufacturer of solar-powered drones that can stay in the air almost indefinitely, relaying broadband Internet connection to remote areas. It is seen as yet another step in the U.S. based Web giant’s bid to bring Internet to the whole world. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video Ray Bonneville Sings the Blues and More on New CD

Singer/songwriter Ray Bonneville has released a new CD called “Easy Gone” with music that reflects his musical and personal journey from French-speaking Canada to his current home in Austin,Texas. The eclectic artist’s fan base extends from Texas to various parts of North America and Europe. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Austin.
Video

Video Millions Labor in Pakistan's Informal Economy

The World Bank says that in Pakistan, roughly 70 percent work in the so-called informal sector, a part of the economy that is unregulated and untaxed. VOA's Sharon Behn reports from Islamabad on how the informal sector impact's the Pakistani economy.
Video

Video Passover Celebrates Liberation from Bondage

Jewish people around the world are celebrating Passover, a commemoration of their liberation from slavery in Egypt more than 3,300 years ago. According to scripture, God helped the Jews, led by Moses, escape bondage in Egypt and cross the Red Sea into the desert. Zlatica Hoke reports that the story of the Jewish Exodus resonates with other people trying to escape slave-like conditions.
Video

Video Police Pursue Hate Crime Charges Against Kansas Shooting Suspect

Prosecutors are sifting through the evidence in the wake of Sunday’s shootings in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri that left three people dead. A suspect in the shootings taken into custody is a white supremacist. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, he was well-known to law enforcement agencies and human rights groups alike.
Video

Video In Eastern Ukraine, Pro-unity Activists Emerge from Shadows

Amid the pro-Russian uprisings in eastern Ukraine, there is a large body of activists who support Ukrainian unity and reject Russian intervention. Their activities have remained largely underground, but they are preparing to take on their pro-Moscow opponents, as Henry Ridgwell reports from the eastern city of Donetsk.
Video

Video Basket Maker’s Skills Have World Reach

A prestigious craft show in the U.S. capital offers one-of-a-kind creations by more than 120 artists working in a variety of media. As VOA’s Julie Taboh reports from Washington, one artist lucky enough to be selected says sharing her skills with women overseas is just as significant.
Video

Video UN Report Urges Speedier Action to Avoid Climate Disaster

A new United Nations report says the world must switch from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources to control the effects of climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the report (Sunday) following a meeting of scientists and government representatives in Berlin. The comprehensive review follows two recent IPCC reports that detail the certainty of climate change, its impacts and in this most recent report what to do about it. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble has the details.
AppleAndroid