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  • 31 May 2012
  • • 01:07
  • • FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
  • Referee: J. Solis
  • • Attendance: 67619
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USA - Brazil Preview: South Americans looking to continue good form with victory over Klinsmann's side

USA - Brazil Preview: South Americans looking to continue good form with victory over Klinsmann's side

Gary Bogdon

Coming off a big win against Scotland, the USA will test itself against the Selecao at FedEx Field

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

USA


Howard
 
Cher'olo, Bocanegra, Onyewu, Johnson

Bradley, Edu, Jones

Donovan, Altidore, Torres



BRAZIL

Jefferson

Danilo, Silva, Juan, Marcelo

Sandro, Romulo

Lucas, Oscar

Hulk, Neymar



The USA opened its run of five international games with a comprehensive 5-1 win against Scotland on Saturday. Landon Donovan hit a hat-trick in his first national team match since September 2011.

The legendary attacker will likely start in a 4-3-3 formation against the Selecao, alongside Altidore and Torres.

For the South Americans, Neymar is likely to return after missing the 3-1 weekend win over Denmark, and could start in attack alongside Hulk, who grabbed a double against the Danes.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Brazil started its four-match tour leading to the Olympics with a 3-1 win over Denmark. Hulk scored two goals.
  • USA midfielder Clint Dempsey missed the Scotland match with a groin injury. He is hopeful of returning for the Brazil game, but may have to settle for a spot on the bench.

  • Brazil will be without three players originally named to its roster: Dani Alves, Paulo Henrique Ganso, and David Luiz. All are out with injury.
  • There have been over 55,000 tickets sold for the match, which is expected to set an all-time attendance record for a friendly in the Washington, D.C. area.

  • The USA have won just once against Brazil, in 1998. The last meeting between the two was a 2-0 Brazil victory in a friendly in August 2010.

Players to watch

L. Donovan

Position: Attacker

Games: 3

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Neymar

Position: Attacker

Games: 9

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

United States

Brazil

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Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

United States USA
United States United States
Draw
Brazil BRA
Brazil Brazil
20%
69%

Top 3 Predictions

United States USA
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Brazil BRA
United States USA
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Brazil BRA
United States USA
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Brazil BRA

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