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FedEx Field reportedly in running to host U.S. soccer friendly against Brazil in May

The U.S. Soccer Federation is in talks with Brazil about a national team friendly in late May, with FedEx Field in Washington as a venue option.

The Brazilian federation announced a series of matches, including friendlies against Mexico in the Dallas area and Argentina at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The U.S. game would be played May 30 or 31 in Boston (Foxborough) or Washington, according to the CBF.

The Insider has learned that the sides have, indeed, had discussions but no contracts have been signed and several venues have been discussed.

FedEx Field, the 83,000-seat home of the Washington Redskins, hosted a preseason game last summer between Manchester United and Barcelona, a rematch of the UEFA Champions League final a few months earlier.

The Redskins have been expanding their interest in soccer events in recent years and have pursued major international matches.

The USSF declined comment. Update, 12:15 a.m.: Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said he could neither confirm nor deny the tema’s interest in hosting the game, but an independent source said FedEx Field is the top candidate.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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