"I probably overthought that I had to get too tight to him, and by the time I had settled my feet, he'd already made his mind to go and I didn't reallt have a chance of catching him", Robinson said.
Neymar converted a penalty kick after a debatable call by Mexican referee Fernando Guerrero, the fourth official for US loss at Trinidad and Tobago last October that eliminated the Americans in World Cup.
Neymar and Brazilian teammates showed young American players how large a gap they must overcome.
This was Brazil's nineteenth win against the USA which has only been able to win once against the five-time world champions.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward scored the game's second goal, following Roberto Firmino's early opener with a penalty just before half-time.
The World Cup in Russian Federation did not go according to plan for pre-tournament favourites Brazil and while it hurt, it was a blip Tite's South American giants will recover from as they eye 2019 Copa America glory, and more.
Roberto Firmino took his worldwide tally to eight goals with a fine volley in the 11th minute before Neymar doubled the lead from the spot two minutes prior to half-time after Brazil were awarded a contentious penalty - Fabinho going to ground under minimal contact.
Neymar, who now plays for France's PSG, converted the penalty with a soft shot to the left as Steffen lunged to the right.
Yedlin could feature for his country again when US host Mexico in Tennessee on Tuesday night.
The temporary grass field installed over the artificial turf had some brown patches. Brooks will head back to Wolfsburg and miss Tuesday's game.
As one small example of Brazil's strength and range of options (see team below), Everton's £40m+ signing Richarlison made his first global appearance last night.