[USA-BRAZIL] Four years ago, the USA didn't play a game the rest of the year after the World Cup.
In 1998 and 2002, it went more than four months before playing a friendly after the World Cup.
This year, the Americans will be back in action less than a month after the final in South Africa, and the game will be a biggie ...
The U.S. national team play will play its first game at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Aug. 10 when its hosts five-time world champion Brazil.
A sellout crowd is expected for Brazil's first appearance in the New York area in 14 years.
The high-visibility game is of importance to U.S. Soccer since less than four months later FIFA will decide the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
The USA is a leading candidate to host the 2022 World Cup.
The U.S. national team didn't play a game in 2006 after the World Cup finals because it did not have a head coach. Bruce Arena's contract was not renewed, and a replacement -- Bob Bradley as interim coach -- was not found until late in the year after Juergen Klinsmann turned down the job.
USSF have you guys thought of playing in Seattle. If you throw some of the Sounders players that have capped for the USMNT. You would for sure have a sell out crowd. Soccer is huge in the NorthWest. Good showing for FIFA if you want the World Cup here. GO SOUNDERS!
Absouletly! Sounder games draw bigger crowds than anyone, and they know how to sing, dance, and celebrate the game! Why can't Seattle get a real USMNT game in stead of the occasional CONCACAF cup gig.