A five-time world champion, Brazil is 12-1 against the Americans. The lone U.S. victory was a 1-0 upset at Los Angeles in the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
DaMarcus Beasley vividly remembers the first time he played a soccer match in El Salvador, in 1999 with the U.S. under-17 team.
Juergen Klinsmann took himself out of consideration as coach of the U.S. soccer team, a surprising turn of events that led to Chivas USA's Bob Bradley getting the job on an interim basis.
Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is a marquee name but is far from an ideal candidate for the U.S. job, writes Jen Chang.
With Mia Hamm enjoying life in retirement, Abby Wambach has emerged as the new face of the U.S. women's national team, writes Graham Hays.
Oguchi Onyewu took longer than his youth national teammates to arrive on the international stage, but he's here for good now, writes Ives Galarcep.
An own goal turned the tide against the U.S. U-20 team, says Andrew Winner.
The U.S. appeared to be down and out in Panama, but rallied late for a crucial point on the road in World Cup qualifying.
The United States' ability to play for each other and sacrifice for the team was on full display in the Americans' 2-1 victory over Brazil in the 2004 gold medal match.
The U.S. will have to raise its level if it wants to take home the gold one more time.
The U.S. will look to beat Argentina in Miami, but the pressure isn't on the team to win like it was the last time the two countries met in 1999.