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Brazil's tempo cuts United States apart, says Jurgen Klinsmann

United States boss Jurgen Klinsmann said that Brazil's fast start startled his side in their 4-1 loss to the Selecao in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Tuesday.

Goals from Hulk, Rafinha, and a double from super-sub Neymar had Brazil cruising before the U.S.'s Danny Williams scored a stunning consolation goal for the hosts in stoppage time.

It was too little too late for Klinsmann's men, though, in a result that will send the manager back to the drawing board.

"Their tempo, their speed of play, speed of thought and speed of execution, all those elements were very impressive," Klinsmann said in his post-game news conference.

"For us, it was a huge learning curve. It was a completely different tempo they set, and we couldn't go that tempo.

"It's a tempo that is played in the [UEFA] Champions League. They're always two thoughts ahead. That's a level we're trying to catch as fast as we can."

The United States will face Mexico in a one-game playoff next month to decide what nation will represent CONCACAF at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.