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 recently crashed out of the this summer’s Copa Americas in the quarterfinals and are overly reliant on Neymar.
This is a FIFA scheduled international break so all the Brazilian and American stars like Neymar, Oscar, David Luiz, Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey are expected to play.
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.