Report: USMNT to play friendly vs. Brazil on US soil in September


The U.S. national team seem poised to square off with Brazil this September at Gillette Stadium.

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A report from the Boston Globe claims that the friendly will take place on Sept. 8 and will be at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, meaning the USMNT will play their twice in two months as the second game of their 2015 Gold Cup campaign against Haiti takes place in Foxborough on Friday.

However after being contacted by ProSoccerTalk, a spokesperson for U.S. Soccer declined to comment on the report. Although the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) has stated it will play Argentina and another unnamed nation on its trip to play two exhibition games in the USA in September.

The prospect of Neymar and Co. rocking up to Gillette is a mouth-watering one, as tickets sales for the last three times Brazil have been impressive with an average crowd of 61,313. The last time the U.S. played Brazil was in a friendly match back in 2012 when they lost 4-1 at FedEx Field.

With the Brazil friendly yet to be confirmed, U.S. Soccer did announce on Thursday that they will play a friendly against Peru in Washington D.C. on Sept. 4.

In the recent Copa America tournament Peru impressed and finished in third place after being knocked out by eventual champions Chile in the semifinals, while Brazil were ousted by Paraguay on penalty kicks at the quarterfinal stage.