But speaking after the game, he revealed nearly never made it to the big stage.
A double from Richarlison on his first worldwide start helped Brazil to a 5-0 win over El Salvador in Maryland on Tuesday.
Phillipe Coutinho made it 3-0 before the Everton attacker grabbed another after the break, pouncing onto a loose ball to rifle home a low shot from inside the box.
Argentina and Colombia on the hand drew 0-0 in another friendly in New Jersey on the same day.
"I am delighted to get two goals and for the chance that coach Tite gave me", he said.
The South Americans had last week defeated the United States 2-0 and followed it up with a dominant performance where Neymar got the scoring underway from the penalty spot on just four minutes.
Striker Marcus Rashford scored a second-half victor as a young and much-changed England avoided an unprecedented fourth successive defeat by beating Switzerland 1-0 in a friendly Tuesday. A dream come true.my first goal.
While England goalkeeper Jack Butland made some important saves, Southgate's side too often looked vulnerable in defence in the opening half.
A second-half goal from 19-year old New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adam gave the US a 1-0 win against 10-man Mexico in Nashville.