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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

USMNT versus Brazil (1930 Post-World Cup friendly, Brazil v United States Part Four)

17 August 1930

Estadio das Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro.

Attendance: 16,500

Referee: Virgilio Fedrighi (Brazil)

BRAZIL 4 (Preguinho 6, Carvalho Leite 27, Doca 41, Theophilo 63)

USA 3 (Patenaude 30, 84 Gonsalves 76 )

Joel (America, RJ) -
Ze Luiz (Sao Cristavao, RJ),
Italia (Vasco da Gama, RJ) -
Hermogenes (America, RJ),
Oscarino (Ipiringa Niteroi, RJ),
Benevenuto (Flamengo, RJ) -
Newton (Flamengo, RJ),
Doca (Sao Cristavao, RJ),
Carvalho Leite (Botafogo, RJ),
Preguinho (Fluminense, RJ), captain,
Theophilo (Sao Cristavao, RJ)

James Douglas (New York Nationals) -
Alexander Wood (Detroit Holley Carburetors),
George Moorhouse (New York Giants) -
James Gallagher (New York Nationals),
Billy Gonsalves (Fall River Marksmen),
Phil Slone (New York Giants) -
Jim Brown (New York Giants),
Andy Auld (Providence Gold Bugs),
Bert Patenaude (Fall River Marksmen)  ,
Mike Bookie (Cleveland Slavia),
Tom Florie (New Bedford Whalers), captain.

Brazil team line up, back row from left to right: Ze Luiz, Benevenuto, Doca, Hermogenes, Joel, Oscarino, Italia; front row from left to right: Newton, Carlos Leite, Preguinho, Theophilo; Careta, 24 August 1930

US delegation - back row from left to right: Raphael Tracy, James Brown, Frank Vaughn, Billy Gonsalves, Alex Wood, Jim Douglas, Goerge Moorhouse, Arnie Oliver, James Gentle, Bob Millar (coach), Jock Coll (trainer); front row from left to rigth: Wilfred Cummings (team manager), Jim Gallagher, Andy Auld, Bert Patenaude, Mike Bookie, Tom Florie, Phil Slone, Bart McGhee; Careta, 24 August 1930

(From left to right) Alex Wood, Jim Douglas and George Moorhouse, Diario de Noticias, 18 August 1930
(From left to right) Ze Luiz, Joel and Theophilo, Diario de Noticias, 18 August 1930

Team captains Florie (left) and Preguinho shake hands; Diario de Noticias, 18 August 1930

This report is based on the newspapers, A Noite (18 August 1930) and Correio da Manha (19 August 1930).

The first goal of the game came early in the sixth minute when Benevenuto attacked down the left side and passed to Preguinho. He dribbled past an opponent and was looking to pass to Theophilo, when he saw that the American keeper had left part of his goal uncovered. The US goalie, Douglas, was shouting at his defence to close down Preguinho when he was surprised by the Brazilian's opportune, powerful, quick shot. 1-0 to Brazil.

The second goal came in the 27th minute and once again for the Brazilians when Carlos Leite converted Hermogenes' ''lovely pass'' (A Noite). 2-0 to Brazil.

The Americans, however, were not to be outdone, when their World Cup hero, Bert Patenaude, received a pass from Slone. The US forward found himself confronted with a ''barrier'' of the two Brazilian full backs. For a moment, all three remained static, and then Patenaude feigned to his left only then to break right and unleash an indefensible shot that beat the Brazilian keeper, Joel. Brazil 2, US 1.

Just when it seemed the Americans were getting back in the game, the South Americans scored their third in the 41st minute. Theophilo's cross in front of the US goal found Newton, who passed to an unmarked Doca, who made it 3-1 to Brazil, dispatching his shot without difficulty. The first half ended with the Brazilians in a commanding lead.

Douglas is unable to prevent Doca from scoring, Correio da Manha, 19 August 1930

Same goal but slightly different angle, Careta, 24 August 1930

In the second half, Brazil seemed to put the game out of sight of their opponents when they scored their fourth goal in the 63rd minute. Carlos Leite attacked with the ball and found himself in front of goal from a long way out. He struck a speculative shot that Douglas, the US keeper, saved but was unable to hold onto to. The ball escaped his grip as Theophilo came racing in to convert the loose bouncing ball. Brazil 4, US 1.

From this point on the Americans would dominate the second half, demonstrating the ''never say die'' attitude of this team. The US would continually attack forcing the Brazilian keeper, Joel, to intervene on several occasions to prevent them from scoring.

The visitors would be rewarded with their persistence in the 76th minute when Oscarino conceded a free-kick directly in front of the Brazilian goal. Joel began directing his defender, Italia, to cover Patenaude for the set piece. Gonsalves, who was preparing to take the free-kick, saw the gap in the wall and placed his shot accurately into the net to make it Brazil 4, US 2.

Shortly after, there was a scramble in front of the Brazilian goal. The ball hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced down. The Americans claimed that the ball crossed the goal line but the referee thought otherwise and denied the goal.

Nevertheless, the US were not discouraged and would score their third goal in the 84th minute. Auld received a pass wide on the wing and found himself with space to attack the opponents goal. Just as Italia tried to close down on him, he struck a powerful shot at goal that Joel stopped but was unable to hold onto. It fell to the feet of Patenaude, who calmly stuck the ball into the back of the net to make it Brazil 4, US 3. The Americans continued to strongly attack the Brazilian goal looking for the equalizer but the South Americans managed to hold on till the final whistle. It was a valiant effort by the Americans towards the end and were unlucky to be denied a goal by the referee. 

Diario de Noticias, 18 August 1930

Gazeta de Noticias, 19 Ausgust 1930,

Diario de Noticias, 18 August 1930

Diario de Noticias, 18 August 1930

Careta, 24 August 1930
A Noite, 18 August 1930

A Noite, 18 August 1930

Diario da Noite, 18 August 1930

O Paiz, 18 August 1930

Diario Carioca, 18 August 1930

Critica, 19 August 1930

This supplement gets the score wrong, Cruzeiro, 21 August 1930

Revista Semana, 24 August 1930

Revista Semana, 24 August 1930

Revista Semana, 24 August 1930

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