U.S. overcomes blazing Brazilians

August 14, 2004
By Marc Connolly
If ever there was a score that didn't typify a 90-minute soccer match, it was the 2-0 victory earned by the U.S. over Brazil on Saturday.

For the first half of this Olympic Group G round-robin match, the Brazilian women took it to the Americans in the fashion that the men would be expected to when playing Bruce Arena's side.

They were creative, physical, unselfish, attack-minded and fearless, which made the U.S. sit back on its heels and ride out the storm - a position the ...

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