The U.S. soccer team was conceded 3 goals for the second time in a four-day span at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup as it fell to Brazil 3-0 Thursday.
Felipe Melo scored off Maicon’s free kick in the seventh minute while Robinho notched a second in the 20th as part of a counterattack that began when U.S. midfielder DaMarcus Beasley failed to come up with a short corner kick. Maicon scored Brazil’s third goal in the 62nd.
The USA’s Sacha Kljestan was ejected by in the 57th minute for a foul on Ramires.
Match-up: USA vs. Brazil
Date: June 18, 2009
Competition: FIFA Confederations Cup
Venue: Loftus Versfeld Stadium — Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa
Kickoff: 4 p.m. local time
Weather: Partly cloudy, 68 degrees
BRA — Felipe Melo (Maicon) 7th minute
BRA — Robinho (Ramires) 20
BRA — Maicon (Kaka) 62
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 21-Jonathan Spector, 15-Jay DeMerit, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 2-Jonathan Bornstein; 12-Michael Bradley, 16-Sacha Kljestan, 10-Landon Donovan, 8-Clint Dempsey, 7-DaMarcus Beasley (4-Conor Casey, 46); 17-Jozy Altidore (22-Benny Feilhaber, 60)
Subs not used:3-Carlos Bocanegra, 6-Heath Pearce, 9-Charlie Davies, 11-Marvell Wynne, 14-Danny Califf, 18-Brad Guzan, 19-Freddy Adu, 20-Jose Torres, 23-Luis Robles
Not eligible: 13-Ricardo Clark (suspension)
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
BRA: 1-Julio Cesar; 2-Maicon, 3-Lucio (14-Luisao, 70), 15-Miranda, 16-Andre Santos; 18-Ramires, 8-Gilberto Silva, 10-Kaka (19-Julio Baptista, 69), 5-Felipe Melo; 11-Robinho, 9-Luis Fabiano (22-Nilmar, 69)
Subs not used: 12-Victor, 23-Gomes, 6-Kleber, 7-Elano, 13-Daniel Alves, 17-Josue, 20-Kleberson, 21-Alexandre Pato
Not eligible: 4-Juan (injury)
Head Coach: Dunga