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Poll: USA vs. Brazil soccer friendly

With Selecao featuring a new coach, only four holdovers from the World Cup and several young prospects (Neymar and Pato, among others), the Brazilian side facing the United States on Tuesday night at the Meadowlands is in transition. The Americans aren't at maximum strength either, though Bob Bradley did recall 15 World Cup players, including Landon Donovan, Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra, Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.

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By Steve Goff  |  August 9, 2010; 1:49 PM ET
Categories:  Brazil , Poll , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: USA-Brazil  
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Posted by: OWNTF | August 9, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

If Bradley is going to get a shot in Europe, this might be the best place for him to get it. A team with an American owner who cares about results and is actually liked by the supporters, who would be willing to give Bradley the benefit of the doubt for a little while. Still, why did O'Neill leave just 5 days before the season starts?

Posted by: harkes4ever | August 9, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

I saw Bob Bradley drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect.

Posted by: OWNTF | August 9, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | August 9, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Altidore over Buddle again?!!! What's it going to take for Bradley to get it?

Posted by: mshikaji | August 9, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Huh? Altidore and Buddle are both on the roster.

Posted by: Steve Goff | August 9, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

From that Mirror article

"Bradley's side impressed in South Africa, topping England's group and the boss is known to be seeking a fresh challenge with no major tournament to prepare for in the next three years"

You know, other than next year's Copa Oro

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 9, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else find the headline on this thread curious? It refers to the USA-Brasil "soccer friendly" (lest anyone think we are talking about a volleybal contest, I suppose).

Posted by: universityandpark | August 9, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Where is the "Who Cares" choice on this poll? ( and that is coming from an ardent soccer fan.)

Posted by: lylewimbledon | August 9, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Jacob, did you catch any of the Beat this weekend. I flicked it on to see Atlanta beat an offside trap. Instead of the forward making the easy pass for an open net to Chalupny, she took a stupid shot near post. That's all I could watch of that.

Posted by: Reignking | August 9, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I can't imagine that Bob would bring his son into the side if he took over. (Referring to the comment in the article RE an expectation of Bob bringing Michael and attempting to lure Landon to Villa.) Both have commented on the uncomfortableness of their relationship wrt the MNT; it would only be worse in a club setting. Sounds like a BS rumor article to me.

Posted by: glfrazier | August 9, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, RK, that was last Sunday against Gold Pride, Aluko blew that, but she's been on fire, so, whatever. We held them 0-0 and outshot them like 11-6, and that would have been the game, in my opinion, and I'm still not happy about it. Saturday was worse, outshooting Sky Blue, only to lose 2-1 on an own goal and another where Solo went up for a corner, got bumped, turned, dropped the ball, and Sky Blue scrambled to put it in.

Only good news from that night was that the GM told me after the game at the after party that some time next week they'll be announcing a USA-China women's friendly at the stadium some time next week.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 9, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

OWNT, you just made my day. I should listen to that song, or perhaps just sample the melody Kid Rock swindled for that "hit" of his. But I digress, badly.

Probably a rumor, but not a crazy one. Overall, don't think Aston Villa is a bad fit. The team is built to be old school, defensive, and heavily reliant on a few creative talents. Plus, wouldn't mind having someone to guide players into the EPL, and of course, not coach the national team.

However, not sure his nationality is a pro or a con for the American owners; despite national ties, they already face enough heat, and Bob would really have to perform.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | August 9, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Watching some HBO doc about US Women's soccer, currently at the 99 WWC Final, makes me want tomorrow night to get here even faster.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 9, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

US Soccer says over 300 journos have been accredited for tomorrow night's game

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 9, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Live USA vs Brazil

Watch the US national team in a match against Brazil on August 10, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium, New Jersey. The USA vs Brazil friendly match kick off is set at 8 p.m. ET. Watch USA vs Brazil live on ESPN2 and Univision. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to watch the U.S. Men’s National Team host five-time FIFA World Cup champion Brazil.

Posted by: masud3d | August 10, 2010 8:03 AM | Report abuse

Watch the US national team in a match against Brazil on August 10, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium, New Jersey. The USA vs Brazil friendly match kick off is set at 8 p.m. ET. Watch USA vs Brazil live on ESPN2 and Univision.

Posted by: hemanthjava | August 10, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

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