Antonee Robinson played another international game as the United States seek to rebuild following their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup
For the last 15 minutes of this international friendly in New Jersey, Richarlison played for Brazil against Antonee Robinson, left back for the USA.
The game ended 2-0 to Brazil, from two first-half goals, and Brazil dominated play without really putting their hosts to the sword.
US Interim Coach, Dave Sarachan, described Robinson as being 'nervous' early on, but left him on the pitch for the whole game, despite making numerous substitutions that killed the game as a contest.
For Richarlison, meanwhile, making his debut for the senior Brazil team was the fulfilment of a strong ambition. He admitted how disappointed he was to initially miss the cut for the current international break but was handed his opportunity after being called up following injury to his countryman Pedro.
Brazil's changes served to significantly reduce the number of chances the visitors fashioned late in the game so Richarlison, who was deployed in a more central attacking role than has been the case at Everton, didn't receive any meaningful service.
Meanwhile, Cenk Tosun played the full 90 minutes for Turkey as they lost 2-1 to Russia in Trabzon.
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1 Posted 08/09/2018 at 00:35:31
Richarlison is on the subs bench for Brazil.
2 Posted 08/09/2018 at 01:24:11
3 Posted 08/09/2018 at 01:26:12
4 Posted 08/09/2018 at 01:33:17
5 Posted 08/09/2018 at 02:03:06
Costa nutmegged him later and almost created a second goal. Quite a learning experience for the young man.
6 Posted 08/09/2018 at 02:25:19
7 Posted 08/09/2018 at 02:43:35
And with Costa now out, he's having a much easier time dealing with Willian.
8 Posted 08/09/2018 at 02:44:06
On for Firmino which makes it even sweeter.
9 Posted 08/09/2018 at 02:47:11
Playing the #9 role AND wearing the shirt.
10 Posted 08/09/2018 at 02:47:22
11 Posted 08/09/2018 at 02:50:05
12 Posted 08/09/2018 at 03:05:57
And Robinson can now say he played the full 90 against the best there is. Probably learned more tonight than in the past year.
13 Posted 08/09/2018 at 04:01:44
"...the second half a meaningless snooze-fest."
I didn't detect a whole lot of excitement in the first half either.
Hopefully USA - Mexico on Tuesday will be a little more fun.
14 Posted 08/09/2018 at 04:30:07
I think the focus here was much more on Richarlison with Brazil rather than whatever the US team is doing.
15 Posted 08/09/2018 at 05:04:44
16 Posted 08/09/2018 at 07:44:50
He ball-watched and lost his marker completely. A good centre-back might have stopped that goal.
Robinson did well. He was up against the best. Not too bad for a 20-year-old kid.
It was so nice to see all the young kids for America. We need to turn the page.
17 Posted 08/09/2018 at 08:58:41
Both of our boys have great futures ahead of themselves and games like these set a standard they have to aspire too.
18 Posted 08/09/2018 at 09:20:12
Fast indeed but I guess Bayern wanted more than that. Nice to see our lads getting game time on that stage.
19 Posted 08/09/2018 at 09:20:31
32 km/h is not particularly quick. Calvert-Lewin has been clocked at 34.9 km/h this season. That isn't to say that Costa couldn't go quicker – just that it was his quick feet and Robinson's positioning that made him appear faster.
To put it into perspective, Usain Bolt's top speed was just over 44 km/h.
20 Posted 08/09/2018 at 09:30:46
As a general rule, if you find yourself denigrating Everton or an Everton player by resorting to denigrating the opposition, you're probably just one of those whingeing moaning blokes on the Internet (especially when that opponent is a Brazil winger who has played at the highest level for some of the world's biggest clubs).
21 Posted 08/09/2018 at 09:42:36
Robinson has to keep working hard for USA and Wigan; if he progresses, he will have a serious shot at challenging Digne for the left-back slot next season.
22 Posted 08/09/2018 at 10:17:59
But what is the reason for this?
23 Posted 08/09/2018 at 10:23:05
24 Posted 08/09/2018 at 10:38:33
Since when can we not point out mistakes from our players?
Denigration suggests unfair criticism. Where do you see any unfair criticism of Robinson?
25 Posted 08/09/2018 at 10:48:00
26 Posted 08/09/2018 at 12:13:36
I wish I knew the answer why 'Everton' is a common name in Brazil. I've asked but no-one knows.
The etymology – the origins of the word – intrigued me, but I couldn't find anything to explain how and why it is so commonly found in Brazil.
It IS a word with English / Anglo-Saxon origins: it comes from 'eofor' – wild boar. That morphed into 'everard' meaning 'hardy, brave'.
Now at the turn of the 19th and 20th century, Liverpool was THE major UK port between the UK and Brazil and even today, in the original docks in the city where I live, are original cranes bearing the name of the city of Liverpool.
Many Brazilian cities and their infrastructure were built and influenced by British companies and engineers around this time.
I'm guessing this is one possible way the name arrived in Brazil: migrants from Liverpool naming their children after the village (as it then was) or fledgling football club of Everton.
Indeed, it was a Scot that brought football to Brazil, but which one is up for debate as this article shows.
27 Posted 08/09/2018 at 12:24:35
Would it not follow that a famous English club, perhaps the most successful in England at the time, would not impress enough that people started naming children after the club?
Jay, aren't Brazilians fond of naming after such institutions: Walt Disney, Wagner Love, Ghandi, John Lennon... these are all footballers in Brazil.
There's a few Everton's in the Caribbean. Their name is meant to come from the football club too. I mean there's no other Everton and the place itself is an insignificant area of Liverpool.
28 Posted 08/09/2018 at 12:33:38
Nice one, Steve. I recommend you pass through quickly next time you're on your way to the match!
29 Posted 08/09/2018 at 12:46:22
Whilst you're right, Steve, that Brazilians do like to name their children after famous people they like (and some of the spellings are quite funny as they are based on phonetics rather than the correct spelling as we know it), I doubt Everton's short tour to Latin America a century ago alone would have had sufficient national publicity or influence in such a vast country where football was still not widespread to inspire parents to name their children after us.
Indeed, some folk I spoke to about their name aren't even aware they share their name with a football club in England. And more, neither they or their parents follow football. Go figure!
The question naturally intrigues me as an Evertonian living in Brazil.
30 Posted 08/09/2018 at 12:59:08
Indeed, then why isn't Liverpool an equally or more popular name?
31 Posted 08/09/2018 at 13:01:30
32 Posted 08/09/2018 at 13:13:26
Anyway, Jay, is it not possible that people named children after the football club 100 years ago? The name then entered the list of Brazilian names and continues to be used as a name without the original meaning of the name?
Just a thought anyway.
33 Posted 08/09/2018 at 13:19:06
34 Posted 08/09/2018 at 13:28:12
They went down a bomb, so much so that many locals decide to name their offspring after them.
35 Posted 08/09/2018 at 13:29:00
Forget the football club for a minute.
I am in my mid-60s and still travel the world. Like many, many, people I meet overseas or in the UK, when you ask them where they're from, like me they say 'Everton'. Might sound daft but there it is!
At family gatherings, parties etc, even though people were decanted from Everton in the '50s or '60s and they may now live in Skelmersdale, Kirkby, even outside the City, they always say they're from Everton.
The football club have nothing to do with it. I meet as many RS who straight off say they're from Everton.
No doubt as the older people die off, we'll get this less and less; however, people still take great pride in saying "I'm from Everton".
36 Posted 08/09/2018 at 13:32:52
I am sure as a young kid I watched Everton play a team from Brazil (first time I had ever heard of a club from a foreign country playing at Goodison Park) and the name of the team I think was Bangu. My memory might be playing games with me here but if I am on the right track, the game was a 2-2 draw. I recall being astonished that a team from Brazil could hold Everton to a 2-2 draw!
37 Posted 08/09/2018 at 13:50:24
Your memory is not playing tricks.
That fixture at Goodison DID take place. I wasn't aware of the fact until a few months ago when someone mentioned it here on TW.
I did some research to confirm it. I was amazed because today Bangu plays in the 4th tier of Brazilian football, which translates as about the 6th or 7th tier in England.
They are not the oldest formed team in Brazil, but Bangu is credited with hosting the first game of organized football in the country.
38 Posted 08/09/2018 at 13:53:50
39 Posted 08/09/2018 at 13:54:25
There's some truth in that!
Visiting family and friends don't cross the threshold before a suitcase inspection confirms they have brought Everton mints with 'em!
And very popular they are indeed with the locals too!
40 Posted 08/09/2018 at 13:57:05
41 Posted 08/09/2018 at 14:12:32
42 Posted 08/09/2018 at 14:37:26
If so Andy, then the name indeed goes back to the club. It must do. There can be no other explanation.
43 Posted 08/09/2018 at 14:56:31
There is only one insignificant place in Liverpool I can think of: Anfield. And I don't mean the whole neighborhood.
44 Posted 08/09/2018 at 15:27:23
45 Posted 08/09/2018 at 15:27:33
46 Posted 08/09/2018 at 15:33:40
47 Posted 08/09/2018 at 15:40:14
48 Posted 08/09/2018 at 15:41:49
Everton FC and others in an as-it-happened, modern text-style updates. Worth a read, I think. We played at Anfield in 1888 and our first opponents were Accrington Stanley.
49 Posted 08/09/2018 at 15:49:20
If Mexico get a free kick, are the USA going to build a wall?
50 Posted 08/09/2018 at 15:59:56
This song - one of the cleverest play on words you'll hear - gives you a clue:
51 Posted 08/09/2018 at 16:32:05
Peter #49, absolutely, but Mexico is going to pay for it.
52 Posted 08/09/2018 at 16:51:25
Carrying on Ian, that wasn't the first Brazilian team I saw at Goodison, in the early fifties Vasco de Gama played the Blues on a Saturday afternoon and were trounced
6-3 with Cyril Lello netting a hatrick from the inside left
There was also a German team who played in a0-0 draw,
one of Jimmy Harris's first games and the German outside left only had half a left arm.
53 Posted 08/09/2018 at 17:04:44
54 Posted 08/09/2018 at 17:09:43
55 Posted 08/09/2018 at 17:15:34
Not sure why parents would name a kid that, but I doubt he considered himself a Fortunate Son.
56 Posted 08/09/2018 at 17:32:48
Thanks for that snippet about Everton smacking Vasco 6-3. That's another game from our history against a Brazilian team I didn't know about.
Vasco is my father-in-law's team. He's gonna hear about this!
As for your comment of the keeper, things don't change much. Here in Brazil you can bet your house that in the dying minutes of a tight game, the keeper of the team wanting to waste time will feign an injury and 2-3 medical staff will rush on and perform open heart surgery, give him a facelift and a vasectomy for good measure, before the player gingerly gets to his feet, grimacing in pain, before doing a James Brown-like shuffle back to his position.
Of course, if called upon within seconds to make a save, he then displays cat-like agility on steroids to make the save.
Drives me (Brazilian!) nuts.
57 Posted 08/09/2018 at 17:36:26
Obviously huge fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Coulda been worse. They coulda been fans of Gary Glitter!
58 Posted 08/09/2018 at 17:44:55
59 Posted 08/09/2018 at 17:45:10
Being a very famous and important port in recent history and now resurgent as a port, Everton and Liverpool are names, for places in South America, Caribbean, Australia and South Africa, and I recall also on a journey years ago to Luton.
It's never been and will be an insignificant place anywhere, let alone Liverpool.
This is a place for all Evertonians to respectfully have their say, and we are all of differing ages and backgrounds countries, interests, knowledge and creeds. Let's unite behind the team and respect people's views respectfully.
Some of us have friends and relations in L5, so let's maintain respect and dignity for all TWrs and their views but let's maintain good standards of dignity, respect and consideration.
It's great it's such a popular name and makes good talk and debate when travelling anywhere.
nb: Does anyone have any update on Mina and his fitness?
60 Posted 08/09/2018 at 18:15:32
BH #34. Was he arrested ?
61 Posted 08/09/2018 at 19:41:05
62 Posted 08/09/2018 at 20:41:52
63 Posted 08/09/2018 at 22:07:59
With a father-in-law who supports Vasco he was either a Carioca (for others, a resident of Rio) or a Portuguese immigrant, or both. Are you going to keep me guessing?
64 Posted 09/09/2018 at 02:06:25
Miazga, an ex-Red Bulls player, notwithstanding the first goal when he lost his marker, did well. Robinson kept at it against a team that was light-years better. Coutinho, Neymar, Costa and Firmino, interchange and, let's be honest, they are dynamite players. It was men against boys.
Hopefully some of the same from the blue boys next Sunday.
65 Posted 09/09/2018 at 20:40:34
66 Posted 09/09/2018 at 20:51:26
67 Posted 09/09/2018 at 21:19:22
68 Posted 09/09/2018 at 22:21:35
69 Posted 10/09/2018 at 09:27:05
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