Local soccer fans rejoice. The boys in yellow are coming to town to take on the red, white and blue.
The United States men’s national soccer team likely will face Brazil on Sept. 8 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., the Boston Globe reported Friday. Neither the U.S. Soccer Federation nor its Brazilian counterpart, the CBF, has confirmed the exhibition game will take place, but will soon, according to the Globe.
Team USA has won 16 and drawn five of the 23 games it has played in Foxboro since 1991. Brazil certainly will test that Foxboro advantage when it faces Team USA in the second of two games it will play on U.S. soil in September.
The September visit to Gillette Stadium will be Brazil’s fourth since 2007. Brazil beat Mexico in 2007, lost to Venezuela in 2008 and beat Portugal in 2013 in its previous outings at Gillette. An average of 61,313 watched the three games, and the game against the United States certainly will draw a large crowd.
USA-Brazil also will be a preview, of sorts, to the 2016 Copa America Centenario. The special, 100th-anniversary edition of the championship of South American nations will take place in the U.S. The 2016 Copa America Centenario will include the host country, Mexico and four other CONCACAF (the region of North and Central American nations and those in the Carribean) teams in addition to Brazil and the nine other COMNEBOL (South American nations) countries.
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