Dave Sarachan, who took over as manager of the United States after the side missed out on World Cup qualification, said there were "hit and miss moments" for his youthful side. "It was like one at a time". Neymar's goal was his 58th in 91 appearances for his country.
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar scored the goals, with Barça's Philippe Coutinho also playing in the game.
"I probably overthought that I had to get too tight to him, and by the time I had settled my feet, he'd already made his mind to go and I didn't reallt have a chance of catching him", Robinson said.
The Brazilian player also revealed that, "I was the target of a lot of criticism, and I didn't feel well, When I'm not feeling well, it's better to keep quiet". The temporary grass field installed over the artificial turf had some brown patches and was immediately removed to prepare for the New York Giants' opener Sunday against Jacksonville.
DeAndre Yedlin battled well all game against Neymar, using his pace to limit the winger's impact, the Newcastle defender also able to get forward a number of times, especially in the first half, to help create some risky moves of their own.
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Neymar, who now plays for France's PSG, converted the penalty with a soft shot to the left as Steffen lunged to the right.
Brazil traveled to the States for an worldwide friendly with U.S.A.
The pace of the game slowed down at the hour mark - with Brazil making use of all the permitted six substitutes to bring on Willian and give debuts to Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta.
The best USA chance was Weston McKennie's left-footed shot off a Kellyn Acosta pass in the 66th, which went wide. Dede entered in the 80th, his first appearance in five years.