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Brazil pours it on after intermission to record 7-0 rout of Americans.

BRASILIA (Wednesday, April 7, 1999) -- With the trio of Denilson, Felipe and Fabio Junior manning the helm, the Brazilís under-23 men routed their United States counterpart 7-0 tonight in a friendly before approximately 35,000 fans at Mane Garrincha Stadium.

In the match of national Olympic teams, Denilson started the scoring in the 23rd minute when he converted a penalty kick after Fabio Junior was taken down by U.S. goalkeeper Matt Napoleon in the penalty area.

Marcos Paulo scored off a pass from Felipe to make it 2-0 at intermission.

Second-half sub Roni went on to notch two goals and an assist as Brazil piled it on after the break.

After a recent full men's national team loss to Japan and an under-20 loss to Spain, Brazil fielded its top squad for the match, while the U.S. was missing as many as six starters.

The U.S. U-23s are now 4-2-4 overall in 1999, 1-2-0 internationally.

Brazil 7, United States 0

Lineups: Brazil - Emerson (Rodrigao 78), Athirson, Cris, Jean (Alvaro 67), Michel (Reginaldo 70), Felipe (Josue 46), Marcos Paulo, Denilson, Adriano (Araujo 67), Warley, Fabio Junior (Roni 46); United States - Matt Napoleon, Ramiro Corrales, Steve Shak (Sasha Victorine 80), Matt Chulis, Evan Whitfield, Carlos Parra, Tim Sahaydak (Antonio Otero 46), Brian Winters, Landon Donovan, Chris Brown, Scott Bower.

Scoring:
Brazil - Denilson (penalty kick) 23;
Brazil - Marcos Paulo (Felipe), 45;
Brazil - Warley (Roni), 57;
Brazil - Roni (Warley) 65;
Brazil - Roni (unassisted) 79;
Brazil - Araujo (unassisted) 85;
Brazil - Rodrigao (penalty kick) 90+.

Shots: Brazil 16, United States 2. Saves: Brazil 0, United States 8. Corner kicks: Brazil 6, United States 2. Fouls: Brazil 5, United States 15. Offside: Brazil 0, United States 0.

Referee: not available. Attendance: 35,000 at Mane Garrincha Stadium. Weather: 75 degrees, cool, crisp.

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