Brazil Leads USA 2-0; Firmino and Neymar Score

Neymar: Brazil
Barcelona forward Neymar plays for Brazil

NEW JERSEY — World superstars Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Alisson are among the starters for Brazil for tonight’s international football friendly clash against the United States at MetLife Stadium.

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Despite the fuss about his below-par performance at the FIFA World Cup tournament this past summer, Neymar has been named Brazil’s permanent captain by coach Tite and the Paris Saint-Germain is looking forward to leading the team.

“My responsibility is even bigger now due to the captaincy but if you don’t play [good] football there’s no need of it,” the forward said.

Neymar will start in the attack alongside Roberto Firmino and Douglas Costa and the trio will be a handful for the USA backline.

Philippe Coutinho will suit-up alongside Casemiro and Fred in the midfield, while Liverpool’s midfielder Fabinho stars at right back.

Alisson, as expected, starts in goal with Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Filipe Luis are in defense.

Meanwhile, the USA head into this game with a youthful squad that includes Julian Green, Antonee Robinson and Weston McKennie.

Wil Trapp will lead the the home side.

In the meantime, with Clint Dempsey now retired from international football, Bobby Wood is currently the focal man in front of goal.

Tim Weah, Gyasi Zardes and Alex Bono are among the substitutes for the United States.

MICAH DISNEY | Staff Writer

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