Brazil Names Stacked Lineup To Face USMNT In September, Including Neymar
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Brazil is coming to America for a couple friendlies in September, including an anticipated matchup against the United States in New Jersey. The Brazil vs USMNT roster is stacked and includes PSG’s Neymar.
Brazil’s first match since falling to Belgium in the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup will take place on Sept. 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Four days later, Brazil plays El Salvador at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
The five-time World Cup winners will have 13 players who went to Russia in the squad for the two friendlies, not least of which is Neymar, one of the most popular, talented and divisive players in the world.
The Brazil vs USMNT roster in full for the Seleção:
A LISTA COMPLETA! Estão aí os 24 jogadores que vestirão a Amarelinha nos próximos amistosos. #SeleçãoBrasileira encara EUA e El Salvador, nos dias 7 e 11 de setembro. #GigantesPorNatureza pic.twitter.com/uNK1VOaBSf— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) August 17, 2018
Other World Cup players for Brazil will include Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, Real Madrid’s Casemiro, Chelsea’s Willian, Manchester United’s Fred, PSG’s Thiago Silva and Liverpool’s Alisson.
Some of the newcomers for the Brazil vs USMNT roster that weren’t at the World Cup include Barcelona’s Arthur, Liverpool’s Fabinho and Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira. It’s a loaded lineup to be sure, but then again, what Brazil lineup isn't loaded?
Brazil is also giving eight players an opportunity for a first-ever cap, including Pereira, Arthur, Felipe (Porto), Lucas Paquetá (Flamengo), Éverton (Grêmio) and Pedro (Fluminense).
The United States, still operating under interim coach Dave Sarachan, has yet to name its squad for the September friendlies. In addition to playing Brazil, the USMNT will face Mexico on Sept. 11 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
The U.S. men will also play Colombia, England and Italy before the end of the year.
Brazil vs USMNT Roster
- Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Hugo (Flamengo), Neto (Valencia)
- Defenders: Alex Sandro (Juventus), Dedé (Cruzeiro), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fagner (Corinthians), Felipe (Porto), Filipe Luís (Atlético Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
- Midfielders: Andreas Pereira (Manchester United), Arthur (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paquetá (Flamengo), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Gouan), Willian (Chelsea)
- Forwards: Douglas Costa (Juventus), Éverton (Grêmio), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Pedro (Fluminense)