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United States won't be 'friendly' host for Brazil at FedEx Field

United States won't be 'friendly' host for Brazil at FedEx Field

The soccer term "friendly" can be a misnomer, depending on the teams playing the match and the circumstances surrounding it. For a U.S. side trying to reinvent itself after a disappointing performance in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa while learning a new style under former German national coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Wednesday's much-anticipated 8 p.m. exhibition against Brazil at FedEx Field could be another step forward. Or a big step back. Coming off a 5-1 win over Scotland last Saturday night in Jacksonville, Fla., and with the memory of a 1-0 win in Italy in February not completely faded, the Americans will try to show they belong on the same field with one of the...

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