Brazil To Play Team USA In Maryland On May 30
CHICAGO (AP) —- The United States’ exhibition soccer game against Brazil will be played May 30 at Landover, Md.
The game was announced Jan. 12 as part of Brazil’s three-game U.S. trip, with the site and date set Thursday by the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Brazil, a five-time World Cup champion, will be playing the Americans for the fourth time in four years. Brazil has won all three in that span — twice at the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa and a 2-0 exhibition win at East Rutherford, N.J., in August 2010.
The U.S. is 1-15 against Brazil, winning in 1998 at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
“When you talk about Brazil, you are speaking of one of the most gifted football playing nations in the world,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “It is our goal to be able to match up against teams like Brazil on a consistent basis, so this is an amazing opportunity.”
Before World Cup qualifying begins, the Americans play at Italy on Feb. 29, then plan to host Scotland on May 26. They play at Canada on June 3 before opening qualifying at home against Antigua and Barbuda on June 8.
Host of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil will play Mexico on June 3 at Arlington, Texas, and Argentina on June 9 at East Rutherford.