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USA vs. Brazil friendly in August

In its first match after the World Cup, the U.S. national team will play Brazil on Aug. 10 at the new Meadowlands stadium in northern New Jersey. The friendly falls on an international fixture date, meaning the sides will be able to recall top players.

A rematch of the World Cup final, no doubt.

By Steve Goff  |  May 28, 2010; 4:34 PM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Brazil , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Brazil, Meadowlands, U.S. national team, World Cup  
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You kid, but so did everyone who watched the Confed. Cup. ANYTHING can happen in soccer. Esp. once you're in single elimination.

Posted by: JRandomReader | May 28, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I have the US going all the way in my ESPN world cup bracket. *blushes*

Posted by: PEddy | May 28, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: wordup1 | May 28, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

and hopefully the debut of the new US MNT coach!!

Posted by: joe_hill | May 28, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I really have found the Bradley hate over the past 3 years to be humorous. His squad has won the Gold Cup (the one that mattered), won the qualification group, advanced to the final of a FIFA tournament (lots of other US coaches who can boast that belt notch, eh?) including wins against Egypt and Spain, and still has a whole World Cup to go. I know, I know. The USA doesn't posses the ball as well as our fans want us to, and why oh why won't mean uncle Bob give Freddy a chance?

I'd say his resume as USMNT coach holds up pretty well to this point. Maybe we should see how we do in the ol' Mundial before calling for Bob's head?

Posted by: the_slammer | May 28, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

On my birthday and within driving distance? I'm there.

Posted by: FlyersSuck | May 28, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | May 28, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Can you ride a bike to the Meadowlands from where the Chinatown bus drops you off in Manhattan?

Posted by: DadRyan | May 28, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Dare I stay the extra night in order to see TFC and NYRB at the new Arena the 11th?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | May 28, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, but in THIS international final, we are not going to cough up a 2-0 lead and end up losing.

Posted by: DCUSince96 | May 28, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

I agree. The US will definitely not cough up a 2-0 lead and end up losing the world cup final.

Posted by: BooThisMan | May 28, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

possibly you find the bradley aversion humorous because the heart of humor is the essential truthful insight into the sadness of the human condition? kind of a "sisyphus laughing at his fate" thing maybe?

personally, i think our players are potentially world-class, but our coaching staff is not. to my eyes, bob bradley has not at all distinguished himself either tactically, strategically, in terms of game managment, substitutions, lineup choices, or anything national team coaching-related. he seems like a nice fellow (never met the dude), and hopefully we will play as good in the world cup as we did in the final 3 games of the confederations cup (definitely hope we don't play as bad as we did in the first 2!), but i think that we can do better.

the concacaf results you tout are certainly not as impressive as you portray, since concacaf is arguably the second-worst confederation... internationally, australia and japan are about as good as usa and mexico, and korea is probably better. there are many solid asian teams, but few solid concacaf teams. honestly, we should be ruling concacaf with an iron fist, not struggling to score and looking all raggedy in the gold cup, which WE ALWAYS HOST.

to be sure, the final run in the confederations cup was great, but to me it looked like great players with guts going for it, not a coaching masterstroke. if bob bradley was such an awesome coach, why did we have to beat egypt 3-0 and brazil beat italy 3-0 for us to advance to knock-out round? is that the plan for the world cup???

Posted by: dfunkt | May 28, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Bob has done a fantastic job and has us well positioned for the tournament.

Every American player that has performed well for his club has had a chance at the international level. Not all have done well there, but that is not on the coach (see Cooper, Kenny, choke in qualifying).

For the first time, I believe we have a solid, SOLID, starting 11. There is legitimate push from another 3 or 4 guys for starting rolls as well, a new thing for the US.

Losing Davies and Gooch hurt, but every team runs into that (see Germany, team on life support).

But I digress. Bob has put us in the best position we have ever been in. He's found a way to make Landon an onfield leader (something Reyna never was) and I am confident he will get everything out of the team he can.

Posted by: SoccerVA | May 28, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Bradley is going to be job hunting, presumably come mid-july. United is going to be coach hunting, I presume. We could do a lot worse than Bobby B.

Posted by: JaimeSegundo | May 28, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Enough with the negative vibes, you stinkin' slimy ends of mops. Pull your heads outta your ***** and get on the bus with the Bob and get behind the U-S-A!

Posted by: OWNTF | May 28, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm not down with BB's gameday wardrobe, but other than that he's been pretty good!

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | May 28, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Algeria seems to have to performe weakly in losing 3-0 to Ireland today:

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | May 28, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Enough with the negative vibes, and get on the bus with the Bob and get behind the U-S-A! Posted by: OWNTF

Hear, Hear! 100% Behind every player, coach and trainer. Bring it for 90 minutes!

"In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico"

Posted by: delantero | May 28, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

DadRyan - you can ride your bike over the George Washington Bridge, but once you're in Jersey I think it's all pretty much interstates that lead to the Meadowlands.

There's public transportation options but it will take forever, particularly after the game in line to get back on the bus. (You'll probably have to take an NJ Transit train to Seacaucus and then take a bus from there to the stadium.)

Posted by: joe_hill | May 28, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

I took the bus to and fro the Port Authority station for the Argentina game last time around. We were in the corner closest to where the buses load so that helped, and I can imagine that it could be quite a wait, but if given the opportunity to go it's probably the way I'll do it again.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | May 28, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Some shoddy defending for Algeria, and a pk that should be straight red in the Cup.

Posted by: delantero | May 29, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Dream on, Steve! Brazil has NEVER won a World Cup going in as the favorites, as they are now. They just can't handle that type of pressure. Therefore, I highly doubt that the August 10 game will be a rematch of the WC final.

Posted by: InMaryland | May 29, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

YES DELANTERO! That's what I'm talking about.

And let's not forget that after Jackson opened his can a whoopa*s in 1815, we moved on to give the Algerian pirates a lil something too. (And then the Brits finished 'em off, as they will again in this Cup. A second Bombardment of Algeria.)


Posted by: OWNTF | May 29, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Gorgeous day here in Philly -- I'm seeing plenty of USA shirts.

Posted by: Reignking | May 29, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I believe we have a solid, SOLID, starting 11

Posted by: SoccerVA | May 28, 2010 8:10 PM

umm, in this solid starting 11, who is playing left back?

Posted by: diego_r | May 29, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

If the US doesn't progress to the second round it will be a huge disappointment. Not only for the fans but the organizers who put them in the easiest bracket possible so there will be more US fans there longer spending their money.

Posted by: tsamm | June 1, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

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