The United States prepares to face Brazil in Foxborough, and while the past has certainly demonstrated a friendly rivalry between the teams, no punches will be pulled this match. Both soccer teams are licking their wounds from last year’s losses, and are eager to prove themselves on the field as teams to be feared.
While personal pride brings out the fangs, both teams share an enormous respect for one another. The longstanding rivalry is motivated by a 16-1 streak of losses against Brazil, and the United States feels the pressure to succeed. While they feel no shame in admitting the abilities of such a storied team, Jermaine Jones, team captain, is ready to meet the challenge head on.
Never to be left out of the fray, American men’s soccer’s biggest supporters, The American Outlaws, will pack the stands to bursting with their unique brand of patriotic cheering. Though initially a small soccer club when compared to their European cousins, The American Outlaws have grown to an impressive size. With over 30,000 dues paying members, this is sure to be a defining event of the season.
The American roster is bursting with talent. From superstars like Dani Alves and Neymar, the star power behind this team is sure to stop players in their tracks. Jurgen Klinsmann, the brains behind this powerhouse lineup and the US coach, is proud of the team he’s built. With hopes they can live up to their collective legends come game time, Team USA is ready for anything.
As the saying goes, “Strike while the iron is hot,” and the American team looks to do just that against Brazil. After their debilitating loss against Germany and the Netherlands, some would say that Brazil’s spirit this season is sufficiently broken. However, it’s far too early to call the outcome of this match.