ᑕ❶ᑐ How Vasco’s first trip to the US was: the magic of “European football” and the confusion with titles

Vasco’s first international tour was in the United States in 1957 and ended in defeat for the Rio team

And for the seventh time in its history, Vasco is coming to the United States on an international tour. This time the club from Rio de Janeiro will put an end to Pre-season 2023 In Florida, where he will play friendly matches against River Plate It’s the Intermiamiyes Major League Soccer (MLS). The first match, against Argentina, on Tuesday (17), which starts at 9:30 pm (Brasilia time), will see Streaming for Star+ subscribers.

More than usual for a player on North American soil, the Cruz Maltino He keeps strange memories of the trips he took there. Including who 1957When he first visited the United States in June on a tour he later went to Europe, Including Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Hungary and Russia. In the latter, it was the first Brazilian team to visit Russian soil.

At the time, this type of Brazilian club tour was popular. It was also an opportunity for other countries to get to know the Brazilian players who, at the time, although they did not win their first match. world Cupwho will enter 1958It has already won the acclaim of football all over the world.

On North American soil, he encounters Vasco They imitated New Yorkand beat him 6-2. cariocas scored with Lopez (2x), by Keyrouz (2x), a report H Souza. Opponents left their mark with monsoonwho scored both goals.

At the time, it was the traditional American newspaper New York times Highlighted the presence of the cruzmaltino team in the country He was also pleased with the “European style” presented by the team.

“The way to play football The South American style was demonstrated at Downing Stadium on Randalls Island by Vasco da Gama, the Rio de Janeiro team, who humiliated New York Hakoah 6-2”Begins to say post, dated today June 10, 1957The day after the friendly match.

“The Brazilians put in a strong performance. Focusing on the short European pass, the visitors showed exceptional footwork and aerial play to win easily.”I continued.

Even the Vasco players faced an unusual situation. At the time, unlike the United States, Brazilian players were known by their nicknames. And this fact caused great confusion, as one of the members of the Rio de Janeiro club had to resort to the passport of both athletes Cruzmaltino to transfer their titles.

In this way, there was a failure of communication when it came to hitting the uprights, and in the newspaper edition of the time some Vasco da Gama players misspelled their names. as Carneiro (left as Carneido) and De Queiroz (left as De Queirez).

Finally, the car also compared the Rio de Janeiro Club to the Portuguese navigator that inspired his name, Vasco da Gama, highlighting the next destinations the Cruzmaltino Express would still be around in 1957 after leaving the United States.

After this first stanza, Vasco returned several times to the United States: 1987, 1990, 1991, 1998 and recently in 2017when co Florida Championshipwhich he won Sao Paulo And still CorinthiansAnd Atlético MG H Bahia Among the participating Brazilian clubs. the Cruz Maltino It finished in third place after defeating River Plate in the third-place match.

The results in the United States are somewhat positive. 11 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. In 1987, Vasco won two more championships: the Gold Cup and the TAP.

Where to watch River Plate vs Vasco?

River Plate X Vasco We will get Streaming for Star+ subscribersThis Tuesday (17), at 9:30 pm (Brasilia time).

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