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Brazil shuts out team USA

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    Brazil forward Neymar held off U.S. midfielder Alejandro Bedoya during the first half of an exhibition match last night.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. » Neymar scored in his national team debut, Alexandre Pato added a goal late in the first half and new-look Brazil rolled over the United States 2-0 last night in the first match for both nations since a disappointing World Cup.

Neymar, the 18-year-old Santos sensation, had just switched with Robinho and moved from the left flank to the center. Andre Santos came down the left side and crossed, and Neymar beat Jonathan Bornstein and sent a header inside Tim Howard’s left post in the 29th minute.

Pato doubled the lead in first-half injury time when Ramires’ through ball split Bornstein and Carlos Bocanegra, and the 20-year-old AC Milan forward found the net.

 

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