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Americans aim to complete unbeaten season
November 10th, 2013 2:28AM
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TAGS:  women's national team


[USA-BRAZIL] The USA looks to close out an undefeated season, its first under new coach Tom Sermanni, when it plays Brazil Sunday at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando (TV: NBC, 3:30 p.m. ET).

The USA enters the game with a 12-0-3 record in 2013. The draws came against European champion Germany, Euro 2013 semifinalist Sweden and New Zealand, which held the USA to a 1-1 tie in its most recent outing on Oct. 30.

The Americans have a 38-game unbeaten streak dating back to a 1-0 defeat to Japan on March 5, 2012, at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. They are also in the midst of a 76-game home unbeaten streak that includes 66 wins and just 10 draws. The last loss for the USA on home soil came more than nine years ago.

Brazil is led by veterans Rosana and Cristiane, both former WPS players. It is missing Marta, who is competing in the UEFA Women's Champions League with Tyreso, which features five U.S. internationals. Two players are competing in the U.S. college ranks: Rafinha (Mississippi) and Laylla (UTSA).

This is only the sixth game of the year for Brazil, which has played all its other matches in Europe. It tied France twice and Sweden once before splitting games with New Zealand (1-0 loss) and Mexico (4-0 win).

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 18-Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), 28-Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (6): 16-Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), 14-Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), 8-Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), 26-Leigh Ann Robinson (FC Kansas City), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 7-Yael Averbuch (unattached), 22-Amber Brooks (Bayern Munich), 12-Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), 10-Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), 9-Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers), 23-Erika Tymrak (Bayern Munich)
FORWARDS (4): 25-Lindsey Horan (Paris SG), 2-Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), 13-Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), 20-Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)

Brazil Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Thais (Centro Olimpico), 12-Luciana (Ferroviaria)
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Rilany (Ferroviaria), 3-Tayla (Ferroviaria), 4-Andreia Rosa (Avaldsnes), 5-Thaisa (Ferroviaria), 6-Rafinha (Univ. of Mississippi), 13-Calandrini (Centro Olimpico), 16-Tamires (Centro Olimpico)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 8-Laylla (UTSA), 10-Rosana (Avaldsnes), 14-Maria (Centro Olimpico), 15-Bia (Ferroviaria), 18-Gabi Zanotti (Centro Olympico), 20-Andressa (Ferroviaria)
FORWARDS (5): Debinha (Avaldsnes), 9-Thaisinha (Red Angels), 11-Cristiane (Centro Olimpico), 17-Nene (Ferroviaria), 19-Raquel (Ferroviaria)

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