Thursday May 31 2012
Pato and Silva net for Brazil

Milan’s Thiago Silva and Alexandre Pato both scored as Brazil’s Olympic side beat America’s senior international team 4-1 in Washington.

As part of their preparations to land gold in London 2012, Mano Menezes’ boys underlined their quality with a convincing friendly victory.

Neymar gave Brazil the lead on 12 minutes from the penalty spot, before Rossoneri stopper Thiago Silva made it 2-0 in the 27th minute.

USA pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time through Herculez Gomez, but the Brazilians struck twice more after the break.

The first came from Marcelo, before Pato, making his return from injury, was thrown on in the second half and scored with two minutes remaining.