The U.S. U-17 Soccer Team Beat Brazil So Badly, They Quit


The U.S. U-17 soccer team defeated Brazil 4-1 last week during the 2014 Nike International Friendlies tournament last week in Florida. Thumping Brazil — at any age level — is a story in-and-of itself, but the game took a strange turn in the final minutes. A Brazilian player received a red card for a tackle on an American player (roughly the 1:49:00 mark of the video above), reducing them to nine men. Instead of playing out the final five minutes of the game, the Brazilian players stood at the halfway line while the Americans basically passed the ball around and juggled it.

Yep, the U.S. humbled the Brazilian team so badly that it decided to quit on the game.

Sure it was only a U-17 tournament in the middle of December played in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., but it still not something you see everyday, especially with the nations involved. [via @theprederick]

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