The most important soccer game on American soil Tuesday night was played in Columbus, Ohio, where the United States beat Mexico once again, 2-0.
A couple hundred miles East, in Gillette Stadium, 62,000 fans got a tasty matchup between Brazil and Portugal. The New Bedford/Fall River, Mass., area is home to a huge population of Portuguese speakers, and they were in for a treat.
One of those treats included this goal by Neymar in Brazil’s 3-1 victory.
The goal is classic Neymar, collecting the ball deep and running through a forest of defenders to score. If you pause the goal at the moment he kicks the ball, Neymar is surrounded by no less than four Portugal defenders. This kid is special, but you already knew that.
Everyone seemed impressed except for Brazil coach Phil Scolari.
Neymar also pulled off this dribbling Tuesday. Maybe that impressed his coach.