U.S. under-23 men
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 0Lineups: 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.
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.