LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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The circular saw is a metal disc or blade with saw teeth on the edge as well as the machine that causes the disk to spin. It is a tool for cutting wood or other materials and may be hand-held or table-mounted...
It is likely that it is not plain English, some figure of speech here.
It perhaps took poetic licence making a comparison between Brazil national team and a machine (of goals).
Still, the author might have made a spun (playing with words), since the usual NYT readers will certainly remember the paper´s items about Brazil some time ago.
The ones about deforestation on Amazon jungle, and the not-so-green Indian part on it. The Newsweek mag as well.
So, the guy might have had the "best of two worlds", playing to the gallery.
First, he could satisfy Brazilians soccer fans, "wow! we are the men!" and next the USA paper readers by saving face (or sardonically showing that such a great country isn´t that perfect), "Huh, nobody is perfect, they even having a dream team like this, back home make a (jungle) mess."
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