[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 Neymaris 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 collarbone.
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)