[USA-BRAZIL] Brazil coach Mano Menezes will rely heavily on Brazilian-based players to lead the attack when Brazil faces
the USA Wednesday at FedExField in Landover, Md. (TV: ESPN2, ESPN3, TeleFutura, live, 8 pm ET) in the first game of its U.S tour. Young star Neymar is one of 17
players in the Brazil squad who are eligible to represent Brazil in the London Olympics as under-23 players.
Paulo Henrique Ganso, Neymar's Santos
teammate, will miss the three-game U.S. tour following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Barcelona defender Daniel Alves was ruled out because of a broken
While the backline is comprised of European-based players, seven of the 11 midfielders and forwards play in Brazil.
Without Neymar and goalie Rafael, excused because of Santos' participation in the Libertadores Cup, Brazil cruised to a 3-1 victory over Denmark on Saturday in Hamburg. Hulk led the Brazilians with two goals.
Brazil also will play Mexico Sunday in Arlington, Texas, and Argentina on June 9 in East Rutherford, N.J.
GOALKEEPERS: Jefferson (Botafogo), Neto (Fiorentina/ITA), Rafael (Santos)
DEFENDERS: Danilo (Porto/POR), Juan (Inter Milan/ITA), David Luiz (Chelsea/ENG), Marcelo (Real Madrid/SPA), Rafael (Man. United/ENG), Alex Sandro (Porto/POR), Thiago
Silva (AC Milan/ITA), Bruno Uvini (Tottenham/ENG)
MIDFIELDERS: Casemiro (Sao Paulo), Giuliano (Dnipro/UKR), Lucas (Sao Paulo), Wellington Nem
(Fluminense), Oscar (Internacional), Romulo (Vasco de Gama), Sandro (Tottenham/BRA)
FORWARDS: Leandro Damiao (Internacional), Hulk (Porto/POR), Neymar
(Santos), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan/ITA)