USA Vs. Brazil: Alexandre Pato Puts This One To Bed

This one is over. Late pressure by the United States gave them hope that they might be able to pull off a comeback. They pressured, they forced good saves, they hit the post. A goal, maybe two. and a chance to cut into Brazil's 3-1 lead? It looked possible.

Then Alexandre Pato scored to make it 4-1 and all hope was gone. It. Is. Over.

Brazil broke quickly after some U.S. pressure, and in the blink of an eye they were in the Americans' third. The ball popped out to Marcelo on the right, who chipped all the way over to Pato on the right. Pato was unmarked, took one touch to settle and then finished with a rocket at the far post that left Tim Howard no chance.

Once again, Oguchi Onyewu was at fault on the goal as he kept Pato onside. It was the last of many mistakes for the defender, who looked out of his depth all night and will make it tough for Jurgen Klinsmann to pick him again anytime in the near future.

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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