Brazil to play friendly against U.S. women’s soccer team
CHICAGO,ILLINOIS (BDCi) — Brazil will play an international friendly against the U.S. Women’s National team on Nov. 10 in Orlando, Florida.
The meeting of the top-ranked U.S. team against fourth-ranked Brazil marks the first match between these two countries in the United States since 2008. In 2008, the U.S. team pulled out a 1-0 victory in San Diego and in that match U.S. forward Abby Wambach broke her leg.The teams have played three times since: in Beijing, China, at the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal game; in Dresden, Germany, during the historic 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Quarterfinal; and in Chiba, Japan, during an international tournament in April 2012. The match in 2008 ended in the U.S. women’s favor with a 1-0 victory in overtime to give them gold. The match in 2011 was tied 2-2 and the U.S. prevailed again 5-3 in penalty kicks. The U.S. once again defeated Brazil 3-0 in the tournament in 2012.
With Brazil not having been so successful against the U.S., they will certainly come to play as these two teams seem to match up very well and even though it is just a friendly, Brazil will be looking to pull off a major upset.
The match will kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.S.T and will be broadcast on NBC. Fans can also follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.