Neymar, Firmino lead Brazil over U.S. 2-0 in exhibition

Neymar, Firmino lead Brazil over U.S. 2-0 in exhibition

Neymar's goal was his 58th in 91 appearances for his country. New general manager Earnie Stewart said this week a permanent coach will be announced later this year. The Selecao has outscored the Americans 41-12, including 17-2 since the USA took a two-goal lead in the 2009 Confederations Cup final - a game Brazil won 3-2.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar scored the goals, with Barça's Philippe Coutinho also playing in the game.

Brazil's midfielder Douglas Costa came in from the right to make a cross at Firmino in a ideal center allowing the latter to send the ball past USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen, reports Efe news.

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I'm a player who takes the ball 11 times and 10 of those times I go straight at the opponent.

Brazil traveled to the States for an global friendly with U.S.A.

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The U.S. didn't threaten until a sequence of three corner kicks just past the half-hour mark.

DeAndre Yedlin battled well all game against Neymar, using his pace to limit the winger's impact, the Newcastle defender also able to get forward a number of times, especially in the first half, to help create some unsafe moves of their own. Fabinho played a 1-2 with Firmino and cut into the penalty area.

The best US chance was Weston McKennie's left-footed shot off a Kellyn Acosta pass in the 66th, which went wide.

The second half saw both coaches making numerous changes to the team and Brazil had another clear opportunity to turn the score 3-0 at 51 minutes by a shot from Neymar but was unsuccessful.

Yedlin could feature for his country again when United States of America host Mexico in Tennessee on Tuesday night.

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