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Americans in Brazil

Brazil and USA have had friendly relationships since both countries became Independent in the late 1700s.
In the 18th Century, the Brazilian Imperor Pedro II invited American citizens affected by the Civil War to settle a region in the State of Sao Paulo; in 1868, a group of Americans coming from Alabama, led by Colonel William Hutchinson Norris, founded what would become the city of Americana, in Sao Paulo.

The commercial and diplomatic relations became much stronger in the 20th Century.
During World War II, Brazil permitted the Allies to build an aerial basis in the city of Natal, Northeast of Brazil; the region had an strategic position, close to the North of Africa, and the basis became of the busiest in the World during the War.
Many soldiers came to Brazil during that period, and left influences in several cities of the region, primarily in Natal, Recife and Fortaleza.

After the War, many American corporations opened offices in Brazil, and sent American people to manage them.
Most corporations (banks, car makers, chemicals, etc) settled in Sao Paulo; more recently, with the boom of the energy sector, Rio de Janeiro started to receive many expatriate workers.

Preparation for 2014 World Cup

On August 10th 2010, Brazil and USA played in New Jersey; this was the first match of the Brazil Team managed by coach Mano Menezes.

USA in the 2010 World Cup

USA started the Group Stage in Group C, along with England, Algeria and Slovenia.
USA finished this stage first of their group.
In the following round, they lost to Ghana by 2 x 1, in a thrilling match that the Americans were dominating and ended with a goal in the extension period (see video).

»Matches:
England 1 x 1 USA; Slovenia 2 x 2 USA; USA 1 x 0 Algeria; USA 1 x 2 Ghana. »USA Team Players in the 2010 World Cup:
Main Players: Tim HOWARD, Jonathan SPECTOR, Carlos BOCANEGRA (Captain), Michael BRADLEY, Oguchi ONYEWU, Steve CHERUNDOLO, DaMarcus BEASLEY, Clint DEMPSEY, Herculez GOMEZ, Landon DONOVAN, Stuart HOLDEN.
Substitutes: Jonathan BORNSTEIN, Ricardo CLARK, Edson BUDDLE, Jay DeMERIT, Francisco TORRES, Jozy ALTIDORE, Brad GUZAN, Maurice EDU, Robbie FINDLEY, Clarence GOODSON, Benny FEILHABER, Marcus HAHNEMANN.
Coach: Bob BRADLEY.