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Denilson, Felipe, Fabio Jr. Help Brazil Dominate U.S. in Friendly


BRASILIA, Brazil (Wednesday, April 7, 1999) - With the trio of Denilson, Felipe and Fabio Jr. at the helm, the Brazil Under-23 National Team dominated the U.S. Under-23s, 7-0 in a friendly late Wednesday in front of more than 30,000 fans at Mane Garrincha Stadium. Denilson started the scoring in the 23rd minute when he converted a penalty kick after Fabio Jr. was taken down by U.S. goalkeeper Matt Napoleon in the box. Second-half sub Roni went on to notch two goals and an assist to put the match out of reach. After a recent full men's national team loss to Japan and an Under-20 loss to Spain, Brazil fielded its top squad for the match, while the U.S.A. was missing as many as six starters. The U.S. U-23s are now 4-2-4 overall in 1999 and 1-2-0 internationally.

1999 U.S. MEN'S UNDER-23 NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT

Participants:U.S. Men's U-23 National Team vs. Brazil U-23s
Competition:International Friendly
Venue:Mane Garrincha Stadium (Brasilia, Brazil)
Date:April 7, 1999
Weather:Cool and crisp - 75 degrees
Attendance:35,000 (approx.)

Scoring Summary:1st2ndFinal
United States
000
Brazil
257

BRA - Denilson, (PK), 23,
BRA - Marcos Paulo, (Felipe), 45,
BRA - Warley, (Roni), 57,
BRA - Roni, (Warley), 65,
BRA - Roni, (unassisted), 79,
BRA - Araujo, (unassisted), 85,
BRA - Rodrigao, (PK), 90+.

Lineups:
USA - 18-Matt Napoleon, 12-Ramiro Corrales, 2-Steve Shak (23-Sasha Victorine, 80), 4-Matt Chulis, 5-Evan Whitfield, 6-Carlos Parra, 13-Tim Sahaydak (3-Antonio Otero, 46), 11-Brian Winters, 10-Landon Donovan, 20-Chris Brown, 9-Scott Bower.

BRA - 1-Emerson (18-Rodrigao, 78), 6-Athirson, 4-Cris, 3-Jean (14-Alvaro, 67), 2-Michel (13- Reginaldo, 70), 8- Felipe (15-Josue, 46), 5-Marcos Paulo, 11-Denilson, 10-Adriano (16-Araujo, 67), 9-Warley, 7-Fabio Junior (17-Roni, 46).

Statistical Summary:USABRA
Shots . . . . . . . . . .
216
Saves . . . . . . . . .
80
Corner Kicks . . . .
26
Fouls . . . . . . . . . .
155
Offside . . . . . . . . .
00

Misconduct Summary:
USA
Napoleon (caution)22,
USA
Otero (caution)50,
BRA
Reginaldo (caution)80.

Officials:
Referee:
n/a

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