Roberto Firmino and Neymar scored first-half goals as Brazil defeated the United States 2-0 in their global friendly here on Friday. 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. When Brazil defeated the United States by 2-0 at MetLife Stadium in August 2010 shortly after the site opened, the game drew 77,223.
McKennie, who nearly pulled a goal back late in the first half, saw further opportunities spurned as Brazil beat US for the 18th time in 19 meetings.
"I probably overthought that I had to get too tight to him, and by the time I had settled my feet, he'd already made his mind to go and I didn't reallt have a chance of catching him", Robinson said.
Tite put out a strong Brazil outfit for the friendly in New Jersey with a front line of Neymar, Roberto Firmino and Douglas Costa.
Yedlin said to the referee, 'Did you watch the World Cup?', after Fernando Guerrero awarded Neymar a free-kick in the game.
"I suffered a lot of fouls at the World Cup, but that's not what I wanted". Neymar scored at MetLife eight years ago in his global debut.
Neymar, who now plays for France's PSG, converted the penalty with a soft shot to the left as Steffen lunged to the right. The best US chance was McKennie's left-footed shot off a Kellyn Acosta pass in the 66th, which went wide.
However, earlier this week, Neymar insisted that he's making an effort not to be so theatric in the future.
Neymar and Brazil will head to Landover in Maryland for Tuesday's friendly against minnows El Salvador, while U.S. are set to face rivals Mexico in Nashville.
Paris Saint-Germain star forward Neymar Jr. on Friday had been named as full-time captain by the Brazilian national football team head coach Tite.
United States of America were not without chances, with Weston McKennie in the thick of the action, but the hosts were unable to execute in front of a vocal crowd at MetLife Stadium, where the likes of Barcelona midfielder Arthur and Everton forward Richarlison made their Brazil debuts.