Last night's Copa America Group B match-up between Brazil and Haiti was always a mismatch on paper but it may have been even more of one on the pitch. It was also about as far removed as you can get from Saturday's Copa opener at Camping World Stadium between Paraguay and Costa Rica, which resulted in a 0-0 draw. Last night's crowd of just over 28,000 was treated to eight (!) goals, with seven of them scored by the Brazilians.
Brazil completed an astounding 93% of its passes and showed off all the skill we've come to expect from the samba boys. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring with the game's first two goals, and he closed the game with a stoppage time curler to put the ribbon on his hat trick.
Unfortunately, we didn't get to see Orlando City captain Kaká play due to an injury forcing him out of the competition, but there was plenty of technical skill in abundance from his countrymen, who danced around the Haitians all night. Both teams played in front of throngs of cheering supporters waving flags, chanting and having a great time in Orlando.
We hope you enjoy these photos from the match. And we hope to see many more international matches like this come to the City Beautiful in the future.