USMNT To Face Brazil In Sept. Friendly

"ConfedCup2013Champions16" by Tânia Rêgo/ABr - Agência Brasil. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 br via Wikimedia Commons.
"ConfedCup2013Champions16" by Tânia Rêgo/ABr - Agência Brasil. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 br via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo credit: “ConfedCup2013Champions16” by Tânia Rêgo/ABr – Agência Brasil. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 br via Wikimedia Commons.

There’s apparently no rest for the weary.

The day after its stunning defeat at the hands of Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinals, U.S. Soccer announced that the U.S. Men’s National Team will take on 5-time World Cup champion Brazil September 8 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 31, at 10 a.m. ET

The match against No.6-ranked Brazil will be the third of the year for the United States against a team ranked in the world top 10. The U.S. defeated sixth-ranked Netherlands, 4-3, as well as world No. 1 and reigning World Cup Champion Germany 2-1 in June.

This will be the 18th meeting between the teams and the fifth since 2009, the most recent a 4-1 win for Brazil on May 30, 2012, in front of more than 67,000 fans at FedEx Field in Maryland. In the history between the teams, the U.S. has gone 1-16-0 in a series that dates back to 1930.