Brazil will clash with the US national team at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Friday, with Neymar spearheading an all-star lineup.
The fixture will be the first contested by the Brazilian team following their quarter-final defeat to Belgium in the World Cup this summer, and the Selecao are heavy favourites against the USMNT – who are in the process of a rebuild.
|Game||USMNT v Brazil|
|Date||Friday, September 7|
|Time||12:30am BST / 7:30pm EST|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game will be shown live on Fox Sports 1 and livestreamed through the FOX Soccer Match Pass.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|FOX Sports 1||FOX Soccer Match Pass|
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Bono, Horvath, Steffen|
|Defenders||Brooks, Carter-Vickers, Lichaj, Long, Miazga, Moore, Parker, Robinson, Yedlin|
|Midfielders||Acosta, Adams, Arriola, Delgado, Green, Lletget, McKennie, Roldan, Trapp, Weah|
|Forwards||Novakovich, Wood, Zardes|
Potential USMNT XI: Steffen; Brooks, Miazga, Robinson, Yedlin; Weah, McKennie, Trapp, Adams; Wood, Novakovich.
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Hugo, Neto|
|Defenders||Sandro, Dede, Fabinho, Fagner, Felipe, Filipe Luis, Marquinhos, Silva|
|Midfielders||Pereira, Melo, Casemiro, Fred, Paqueta, Coutinho, Augusto, Willian|
|Forwards||Costa, Everton, Firmino, Neymar, Pedro|
Brazil will be without the likes of left-back Marcelo, right-back Fagner (who misses out due to injury), and Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.
Fabinho and Fred could start for the Selecao.
Potential Brazil XI: Alisson; Luis, Silva, Marquinhos, Sandro; Casemiro, Fred, Fabinho; Neymar, Firmino, Willian.
Betting & Match Odds
Brazil are priced at odds of winning 3/10 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 5/1. A win for the USMNT is up for 10/1.
The USMNT are underdogs heading into the game against Brazil, especially without the likes of Pulisic, and will be needing to rely on the services of Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams.
The US team have won just once in all their meetings with Brazil, their last victory coming in 1998 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Timothy Weah could also be used on the flank, while John Brooks and Yedlin are expected to start against the Selecao.
The home side are currently in the process of a rebuild following their failure to qualify for this summer's World Cup in Russia, with caretaker U.S. coach Dave Sarachan still looking after the side while the selection process for a replacement continues.
Their latest friendly result, a 1-1 draw with eventual World Cup winners France before the start of the tournament in June, was done by means of a five-man defence and Sarachan should be trying to inject some creativity into his side.
Brazil didn't exactly leave Russia as World Cup heroes after losing 2-1 to Belgium, with their star Neymar unable to make a mark on the tournament and instead departing the competition the butt of several jokes due to his infamous diving antics.
Despite being without the likes of Jesus and Marcelo, Brazil coach Tite has named a very strong side to face the USMNT with Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Casemiro and Roberto Firmino all due get a run out.