"They're deep, they have a history, they have a culture that develops players at such a high level. You look at the caps, the clubs, the ages and all the rest, at the end of the day, pound for pound
they are as good as any soccer-playing country on the planet. When you measure up against quality it's a challenge, and you have to be at the top of your game. Is it intimidating for guys? Maybe for
some guys, when you play Brazil as opposed to another country."
-- U.S. men's national team coach Dave Sarachan
on Brazil's dominance against the USA -- it enters Friday night's
game with 17 wins and one loss in 18 games.