The Samba Boys of Brazil will be returning to the USA in September. First up is a games against Costa Rica on Sept. 5 at Red Bull Arena. The match-up comes just three days before Brazil travels to Foxborough, Massachusetts, for a clash with the U.S. Men’s National Team at Gillette Stadium.
With the two matches falling on a FIFA international date, both teams will be able to call in some of their top stars for the friendly.
Brazil are obviously one of the biggest teams in the world and should bring a giant crowd to the 68,000-sat Gillette Stadium. The Selecao will provide the Americans with a stiff test, but this isn’t the dominant Brazil of years past. They are still trying to recover from the World Cup hammering that Germany gave them a year ago and they recently crashed out of the this summer’s Copa Americas in the quarterfinals.
With 2018 World Cup qualifying set to begin soon, Brazil needs to start to rebuild its team, and the first step in that process will be these two games in the USA.
The U.S. last met Brazil on May 30, 2012, in Landover, Maryland, where the Brazilians prevailed 4-1. The Americans are 1-16-0 all time against Brazil, with the lone win coming in the 1998 Gold Cup behind Kasey Keller’s 10 saves and Preki’s goal.
Brazil Squad For USA Friendlies
Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Marcelo Grohe (Grêmio), Alisson (Internacional)
Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Danilo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luís (Atlético Madrid), Douglas Santos (Atlético-MG), Miranda (Internazionale), David Luiz (PSG),
Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal), Marquinhos (PSG)
Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Elias (Corinthians), Ramires (Chelsea), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Oscar (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Willian (Chelsea)
Lucas Lima (Santos), Kaká (Orlando City)
Forwards: Neymar (Barcelona), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Lucas (PSG), Hulk (Zenit)
Brazil 2015 USA Friendlies
September 5: Brazil v Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena
September 8: Brazil v USA in Boston – Buy Brazil v USA Tickets