The list of Brazilian soccer legends began with the incomparable Pele, who as a 17-year-old led his country to the first of five World Cups in 1958. It has continued, nearly unabated, for a half-century.
Now, it's Neymar's star turn.
The 20-year-old striker, who in his short career has made a habit of scoring goals against the U.S. whenever the two countries meet, lived up to his advance billing Wednesday night with a goal and two assists in leading Brazil to a 4-1 victory over the Americans in front of 67,619 fans at FedEx Field.
Neymar's goal came on a penalty kick early in the first half to give Brazil a lead it would never relinquish. But it was his playmaking...