In their first game since the World Cup, Brazil’s national team will face the USMNT tonight, at 20:00, in New Jersey. This will mark coach Mano Menezes first match ahead of the squad he took over at the end of july.
Mano’s first list consists of a few returning names, including 4 athletes from the World Cup (Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Ramires and Robinho) and 10 newcomers (including fan favorites in Brazil Paulo Henrique Ganso and Neymar).
UNITED STATES X BRASIL – Starting Squads
New Meadowlands Stadium, New Jersey (USA)
Date: August 10, 2010
USMNT: Howard; Cherundolo, Spector, Bocanegra and Bornstein; Feilhaber, Edu, Bradley and Donovan; Altidore and Findley
Coach: Bob Bradley
BRASIL:Victor; Daniel Alves, David Luiz, Thiago Silva and André Santos; Lucas, Ramires and Ganso; Robinho, Pato and Neymar
Coach: Bro Menezes
David Luiz says HI
Ramires can’t believe his eyes
We’re probably gonna lose this one, but that’s ok, you can’t expect that much from a team playing together for the first time, who had one day of practice, against players coming from a good WC. I’m looking at this more as the beginning of something that could be pretty good…
Oh and sorta ot, ESPN just had the most adorable interview with Benny speaking Portuguese in his cute carioca accent, talking about how he roots for Botafogo (:D – lol, the team even sent him a gift through one of their players who was called for this friendly) and his family being thorn whenever he plays against Brazil (he does keep in touch with them from what he said). If they post the video online I’ll put it here.