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U.S. Players Believe In Win Over Brazil
FIFA.com, June 17th, 2009 2:45PM

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Landon Donovan knows USA faces a tough task tomorrow against Brazil in its second FIFA Confederations Cup game. However, the U.S.'s all-time top scorer is confident his team can grind out a result against the star-studded Seleção. "We had the opportunity to see some of their (Brazil's) game against Egypt and I have to be honest, it looks like they're human after all," Donovan told FIFA.com, noting the South Americans' nervy 4-3 win over the Pharaohs in Mangaung/Bloemfontein, a game which highlighted some serious frailties in the Brazilian rearguard.

"We hung with Italy and gave them a hard game," Donovan said, "made things very complicated for them for a large part of our first game. I don't see any reason why we can't do exactly that against the Brazilians too. We will have an even better chance if we can keep 11 men on the field," he added, referring to Ricardo Clark's dismissal against Italy. "This is now a must-win game for us. There's no option for us but to get at them and try to get a result."

Donovan's optimism is contagious. "I saw a little bit of Brazil's game against Egypt and I think they're a team that we can match up with," U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley said. "In truth, I think we can match up with any team out there. We are the kind of team that can make it difficult for any opponent to play comfortably, and that includes Brazil. We have no choice now. We have to win."

 

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