A record crowd for a soccer match in the Nation’s Capital packed into FedExField Wednesday evening for the men’s soccer friendly between the U.S. and Brazil.
Among the announced crowd of 67,619 at the match were several Redskins players who went to Twitter to show their support for the U.S. team, which lost 4-1 to the extremely talented Brazil squad.
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At 8 p.m. on May 30, “football” of an international definition and proportion will be played on the pitch at FedExField, as the USA Men’s National Team hosts five-time World Cup champion Brazil.
The match, in which both teams’ “A” squads are scheduled to appear, will feature U.S. mainstays Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra and Tim Howard. Brazilian stars include Neymar, Dani Alves, Robinho and David Luiz.**
Both teams are halfway towards preparing for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and will look to build on recent success. To this point, neither team has lost a match in 2012.
The game will also mark the first time the United States Men’s Team will play at FedExField. They will look to break the stranglehold that Team Brazil has on this series, as Team USA has not beaten Brazil since 1998–a span of eight games. Read more »
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