USA stumbles to Brazil in midweek friendly and Mexico struggles with Bosnia
stumbles to Brazil in midweek friendly and Mexico struggles with Bosnia. After Mexico and the United States had handled similarly talented Great Britain opposition quite easily over the weekend, this week's pair of matches featured vastly different opponents.
The United States faced Brazil, currently ranked sixth in the FIFA World Rankings and featuring one of the most electrifying young talents the world has seen in quite some time in Neymar.
Brazil also reminded Americans and other observers who had relegated the South Americans below their usual elite status that they can call on enormous amounts of talent when needed. AC Milan's Alexandre Pato and Thiago Silva scored, and Real Madrid's Marcelo added to Neymar's initial penalty strike.
Only Herculez Gomez could break past the Canarinha defense for Klinsmann's men, as Brazil cruised to a 4-1 win in Washington.
Jose Manuel de la Torre experienced a bit of deja vu as Mexico faced Bosnia for the second time in as many years, with the Europeans holding a special place in Chepo's heart as his first opponent as El Tri boss.
Giovani dos Santos struck quickly for Mexico, which jumped out to a 1-0 lead and appeared to have the tools to win handily, but Bosnia was pushed on, with Manchester City's Edin Dzeko drawing level.
A disheartening draw appeared to be in the cards until Javier Hern?ndez took advantage of ghastly Bosnian defending in injury time and slammed home the game's winner.
Goal.com has broken down the finer points from both of these matches to analyze and determine whether the United States or Mexico had the better showing against their respective opponents.
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