Saturday night was an opportunity for American soccer fans to see next summer's World Cup hosts in the flesh, and the record crowd in Florida was not disappointed.
Brazil continued its global tour with a 5-0 thrashing of Honduras in Miami. Chelsea star Willian bagged his first goal for his country as he tries to nail down a place in Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad, while Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Bernard opened the scoring in his debut.
But it was really a night for the Selecao to show off their burgeoning understanding and togetherness, with a number of well-worked goals all joyfully celebrated by teammates and substitutes alike.
Here we go | There was no Ronaldinho but this fan would go away happy (Getty)
Light showers | Neymar gets a spraying before kickoff (Getty)
United front | Neymar, Paulinho, Bernard and Dante stand tall (Getty)
Stretching it | Shakhtar's Bernard got his side off to a good start (Getty)
Bayern Munich defender Dante sent in a deflected header 10 minutes after the break, before Maicon tapped in from close range to make it 3-0. Both goals were keenly celebrated, with every player racing to the bench to embrace the substitutes.
Willian notched his first goal for the Selecao and later posted on his Instagram that he hopes it is the first of many, but Hulk showed that he would not give up his place easily after finishing off a neat move, complete with two back-heels.
All together now | Brazil's team spirit could prove indomitable next summer (Getty)
All smiles | Willian posted this picture on his Instagram account (Getty)
Star man| Paulinho earned 4.5 stars on Goal's player ratings (Getty)
Brazil's star man received the type of close attention from defenders that he has grown accustomed to in recent years, but did play well overall and put in the free kick for Dante to head home.
Center of attention | Neymar is usually in the thick of it for his country (Getty)
Rough and tumble | The Barca man is knocked off his feet in the box (Getty)
The Selecao travel to Toronto on Tuesday to face Chile, which warmed up for its World Cup campaign with an impressive 2-0 victory against England on Friday.
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