The United States and Brazil are back at it for another Under-23 friendly today. For the U.S. it's another chance to prepare themselves for their crucial two-legged Olympic playoff with Colombia in March, while the host country of the tournament, Brazil are trying to get ready for the big show.
The "Samba Boys" are probably feeling quite good about themselves after dominating the young Yanks on Wednesday in the first of two friendlies. While the match was on even ground in terms of personnel, the Brazilians controlled the play and possession in a comprehensive fashion. It wasn't until a a fluke penalty call/second yellow card to one of their defenders that the match somewhat evened out.
Andi Herzog's team will be looking to atone for their uninspiring performance during the week and rebound with a win before they leave Brazil.
USA U23s vs. Brazil: Cropper; Romney, O’Neill, John Brooks (capt), Miller; Green, Polster, Guido, Serna; Shelton, Kiesewetter— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) November 15, 2015
Herzog makes quite a few changes to the side that lost on Wednesday and has switched to a 4-4-2. Jerome Kiesewetter pushes up to partner Khiry Shelton up top. Julian Green plays on the left flank while Dillon Serna plays opposite of him. Cameron Carter-Vickers is replaced by Shane O'Neill in the center of the defense next to John Brooks who captains the side once again. The LA Galaxy's Dave Romney gets his first start with this team at the left back position.
How to Watch
Who: USA U-23's vs. Brazil U-23's
Where: Mangueirão Stadium; Belém, Brazil
When: Sunday, November 15, 3 p.m. ET
How: Fox Sports 2