Jurgen Klinsmann isn't making many changes to his United States team that demolished Scotland on Saturday. Geoff Cameron makes way for Oguchi Onyewu and Herculez Gomez is playing in favor of Terrence Boyd, but besides that it is the same team in the same formation as Saturday.
The U.S. is calling what they are playing a 4-3-3, but it is really a Christmas tree with Landon Donovan and Jose Francisco Torres underneath Gomez. That's going to be something worth keeping an eye on because while Boyd is a big strong striker in the lone striker mold, Gomez is not. In fact, he spent last season playing as a winger for Santos Laguna. Asking him to play alone up top is asking a lot.
Similarly, a lot is being asked of Onyewu. With the speed of the Brazil front three and Neymar and Hulk's tendency to cut in, the big, hulking Onyewu will have to do a lot of running and moving. That might not go well, but this is a friendly and the U.S. is better finding out how he handles it now than when the matches really matter.
At least the U.S. midfield can be counted on. The trio that they are going with is the same one that was absolutely sensational on Saturday, but then again, Brazil isn't Scotland.
United States (4-3-2-1): Tim Howard; Fabian Johnson, Carlos Bocanegra, Oguchi Onyewu, Steve Cherundolo; Maurice Edu, Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley; Jose Francisco Torres, Landon Donovan, Herculez Gomez.
Brazil (4-3-3): Rafael; Marcelo, Juan Jesus, Thiago Silva, Danilo; Oscar, Rômulo, Sandro; Hulk, Leandro Damião, Neymar.