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The United States men’s national soccer team hosted Brazil Tuesday in Foxborough, Massachusetts for a friendly ahead of their decisive Oct. 10 matchup with Mexico for the right to go to the Confederations Cup.

U.S. Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann experimented with a new defense, but the experiment blew up in his face as the Americans suffered a 4-1 defeat.

The pace of the Brazilians was troublesome for the U.S. defenders from the very beginning. The Americans attempted to weather the storm early, but Brazil found the back of the net in the ninth minute.

Brazil midfielder Willian used his speed to brush by U.S. midfielder Alejandro Bedoya to get into the box and then sent a cross across goal. His cross ended up hitting the far post and the ball bounced straight to the feet of Brazil forward Hulk at the six-yard box. Hulk side-stepped a defender and fired it past U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan from point blank range.

The only U.S. player that looked capable of competing with Brazil’s pace was DeAndre Yedlin. Yedlin’s speed opened some chances for the Americans, but ultimately he would give possession away too easily to really make an impact.

The Americans’ first scoring chance presented itself in the 28th minute. Michael Bradley had an open look from the right side, but didn’t connect on a clean strike as Brazil goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe scooped it up easily.

After Klinsmann watched his defense defend desperately and concede chance after chance for 36 minutes, he decided to pull Bedoya for Danny Williams.

Brazil inserted superstar Neymar for the second half and the Barcelona winger helped  break the game open.

Just four minutes into the second half, Neymar was sent a long ball and found lots of space down the left side after catching Geoff Cameron out of position. Cameron tried to catch Neymar in the box, but the Brazilian smartly cut back and forced Cameron to concede the penalty.

Neymar’s traditional slow run up to his penalty was guessed correctly by Guzan, but the U.S. goalkeeper could only get his fingers on it as the pace was enough to get by Guzan.

In the 64th minute, Brazil’s Rafinha scored just seconds after he was subbed on. Lucas Moura slid a cross to the streaking Rafinha down the center, then Rafinha cut back to fool American defender Tim Ream and calmly poked it past Guzan for the 3-0 lead.

Brazil poured it on three minutes later as Neymar received the ball in the box and made some moves against the lifeless U.S. defense. With the Americans caught ball watching, Neymar rifled it in to put the Brazilians up four goals to the good.

With pride hanging in the balance, Williams rescues a positive moment in stoppage time. Williams rocketed a shot from 30 yards which grazed the large afro of Brazilian defender David Luiz. The slight graze might have impaired the vision of Grohe, as the goalkeeper was slow to react and could only get his fingers on it as he watched his clean sheet slip away.

The U.S. will next turn their sights to their Oct. 10 match against Mexico. The Americans will hope playing a powerhouse like Brazil will help prepare them for the pace that Mexico also possesses. Klinsmann will need to put proven winners on the field if they want to find success because the experimental squads have not been working well.