USA Vs. Brazil: Thiago Silva Makes It 2-0

There was once a time when the United States beat teams by being excellent on set pieces. That hasn't been the case of late, and it sure wasn't the case in the 26th minute on Wednesday night, when Thiago Silva got wide open on a corner kick and easily nodded home to put Brazil 2-0 up after 26 minutes.

The U.S. gave the ball away too much against Scotland, but Scotland was hardly going to make them pay for it. Brazil will, and are, turning a giveaway into a penalty for their first goal and now turning one into a corner kick for their second goal.

The communication between Oguchi Onyewu and Jermaine Jones was dreadful on the corner kick, allowing Silva to come across to the near post completely unmarked. Without a defender to contest him, Silva wasn't going to miss the frame and he didn't, sending Brazil into yet another celebratory dance.

For more on the U.S. vs. Brazil friendly, check out the match's StoryStream, which has previews, as well as live and postgame coverage.

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