The US men’s soccer national team could be set for a high-profile friendly showdown against five-time world cup champions Brazil as announced, Friday, July 10, The Boston Globe Newspape in a report. Although there is no official word yet, the report indicates that a Sept. 8 match against the Seleçao Brasileira at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. is expected to be confirmed soon.
The game would be the USA’s second in the September FIFA international window, with U.S. Soccer recently announcing a Sept. 4 friendly against Peru in Washington, D.C. The Brazilian Football Confederation has so far noted that the national team will be playing twice in the United States in September, against Argentina and an unspecified opponent.
The U.S national team has struggled mightily against Brazil, posting a 1-16-0 record with the lone win coming in 1998 Gold Cup. The two teams last met on May 30, 2012, a 4-1 friendly win for Brazil at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.
Although Brazil are currently ranked No. 6 in the FIFA World Rankings, the “Canarinha” have struggled recently relative to expectations. They were famously eliminated from the 2014 World Cup at the semifinal stage after a 7-1 thrashing by Germany on home soil, and also went out to Paraguay on penalty kicks in the semifinals of the recently-held 2015 Copa América.
*Source: The Boston Globe/MLS Soccer