USMNT vs Brazil: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

The US team will get their rebuild underway with a huge clash against Brazil, featuring an all-star lineup of the Neymar, Coutinho and Willian

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.

A host of MLS names have been called up to the home side, while Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic will be unavailable due to injury.

Game USMNT v Brazil
Date Friday, September 7
Time 12:30am BST / 7:30pm EST

In the United States (US), the game will be shown live on Fox Sports 1 and livestreamed through the FOX Soccer Match Pass.

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US TV channel Online stream
FOX Sports 1 FOX Soccer Match Pass
UK TV channel Online stream

Position USMNT players
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

Dortmund star Pulisic will not be in line to face the Selecao due to injury, but DeAndre Yedlin has shaken off a late scare and will be fit for the clash.

Potential USMNT XI: Steffen; Brooks, Miazga, Robinson, Yedlin; Weah, McKennie, Trapp, Adams; Wood, Novakovich.

Position Brazil players
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.

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.

Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

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.

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