We snuck a few quick questions...
ussoccer.com: Fondest memory of living in Brazil?
Benny: "My sixth birthday party. We had a futsal soccer tournament, and my team took second place. I scored a sick free kick. My dad taught me how."
ussoccer.com: How's your Portuguese?
Benny: "Fluent. Both my parents were Brazilian, so we spoke in the house growing up. I still speak to my family in Portuguese all the time."
ussoccer.com: Who was your favorite player growing up?
Benny: "There was attacking midfielder for my favorite team Botafogo named Valdeir. I'm sure nobody's heard of him."
ussoccer.com: How many family members back in Brazil?
Benny: "I've got grandmothers on both sides, grandpa, aunts, uncles. cousins ... over 20 I would say.
ussoccer.com: Who will they be rooting for Sunday?
Benny: "Half and half ... maybe. My parents for sure will be rooting for the U.S."