No. 5 Brazil Up Next for U.S. at 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup on Thursday, June 18
FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP STANDINGS & RESULTS
- Midfielder Ricardo Clark is suspended for Thursday’s match against Brazil following his 33rd-minute red card. It was the first red card for the U.S. since Steve Cherundolo was sent off for a second caution at Guatemala on Aug. 20, 2008. It was Clark’s first career red card in 20 appearances.
- The U.S. has now been issued three red cards in their last two matches against Italy. Both Pablo Mastroeni (red card) and Eddie Pope (two cautions) were dismissed from the 1-1 draw in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In that match, the U.S. played the final 43 minutes down a man.
- Jonathan Bornstein was the only other U.S. player disciplined, earning a caution in the first half. If he accumulates a yellow card against Brazil, he will miss the group finale against Egypt. Yellow cards do not carry over into July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup; however, if a player receives a red card in the final Confederations Cup match for the U.S., he will be suspended for the Gold Cup opener.
- Landon Donovan’s penalty kick goal against Italy was his ninth conversion in nine tries for the U.S. Eight of his last 10 goals (and nine of his last 15) have come from the penalty spot.
- U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra missed the opening game with a hamstring strain. His status for Thursday is questionable. The U.S. is already without several regulars at the FIFA Confederations Cup due to injury including Steve Cherundolo, Frankie Hejduk, Maurice Edu and Brian Ching.
- Donovan, Tim Howard and DaMarcus Beasley were the only three of 14 players that appeared for the U.S. in the opening game to have Confederations Cup experience, with 11 players making their debut.
- Thursday’s match against FIFA No. 5 Brazil will be the sixth time the U.S. has faced a team ranked in the top five since the start of 2007. The U.S. has a 0-4-1 record against Argentina (twice), Brazil, Italy and Spain under Bob Bradley.
- Thursday will also be the second time under Bradley that the U.S. has faced teams ranked in the top five in back-to-back games in less than a week. The U.S. lost 1-0 at No. 4 Spain on June 4, 2008, before returning home to draw No. 1 Argentina 0-0 on June 8.
- The U.S. has an all-time record of 7-17-1 against teams ranked five or higher since the FIFA World Ranking began in August 1993. The only victory against a top-three team was against No. 1 Brazil in the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup. At neutral sites, the U.S. is 2-7-0 against top-five teams.
- The U.S. has not been shutout since the 0-0 draw against Argentina in 2008, a span of 15 games. The record for consecutive games scoring for the U.S. is 23, from May 13, 2004, until July 9, 2005.
- The Italy match was just the fifth time in 39 games under Bradley that the U.S. has surrendered three or more goals, with top-five teams accounting for three occurrences (Argentina, Brazil, Italy).
- The U.S. has posted one win in 13 tries against Brazil. The singular win, in a 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal, was in fact the victory that clinched the USA’s berth to the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico (Mexico won the 1998 Gold Cup but qualified for the Confederations Cup that year as host).
- Preki Radosavljevic, who scored the game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory in 1998, is now the head coach at Chivas USA in MLS where he coaches Sacha Kljestan and Jonathan Bornstein.
- The U.S. has two previous meetings against Brazil at the Confederations Cup, a pair of 1-0 losses in both 1999 and 2003. In both cases, the tournaments’ winners of both the Golden Shoe and Golden Ball scored the lone goal allowed by the U.S. in Ronaldinho (1999) and Adriano (2003).
- Bocanegra is one of two players to have previously scored against Brazil and is the only player with multiple goals. He scored the lone U.S. goal in the 2-1 loss of the semifinals of the 2003 Gold Cup, then scored the opening goal in the 4-2 defeat in the friendly on Sept. 7, 2007, in Chicago. Clint Dempsey is the other player with a goal, also on Sept. 7, 2007.
- The FIFA Confederations Cup is the 47th FIFA men’s competition in which the U.S. has participated. Only Brazil (60) has participated in more.
- Brazil qualified for the Confederations Cup by winning Copa America in 2007, where their only loss came to U.S. rivals Mexico, a 2-0 defeat in their first game.
- Although the U.S. didn’t face Brazil in Copa America, 10 players on the Confederations Cup roster attended the tournament for the U.S. in Bornstein, Heath Pearce, Charlie Davies, Marvell Wynne, Clark, Danny Califf, Jay DeMerit, Kljestan, Brad Guzan and Benny Feilhaber.
- Donovan is the leading capwinner on the roster with 111 international appearances. The USA’s all-time leader in goals (40) and assists (36) notched two goals in World Cup qualifying in June while setting the mark for most career goals in qualifying history for the team (11).
- The U.S. team has been together in part since training camp opened on May 26 before two FIFA World qualifiers, at Costa Rica and home against Honduras. The team departed from Chicago on June 8 for South Africa, arriving on June 9 into Pretoria.
- Feilhaber’s start against Italy in the Confederations Cup opener was his first since he lined up at right midfield and played the first half in a 1-0 U.S. win against South Africa on Nov. 11, 2007, in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup.
- South Africa marks the U.S. team’s fourth appearance at the FIFA Confederations Cup. The U.S. also appeared in Saudi Arabia (1992), Mexico (1999) and France (2003).
- Five players on the 2009 U.S. Confederations Cup roster appeared in France 2003: Howard, Beasley, Bocanegra, Califf and Donovan. Coincidentally, there were only five players who carried over for the U.S. from Mexico 1999 to France 2003.
- Beasley scored the lone U.S. goal of France 2003 against Turkey on June 19, 2003, but the U.S. fell 2-1 in the team’s opening match.
- Of the 23 players on the roster, 16 are plying their trade in Europe – in nine different countries. Six play in Major League Soccer in the U.S., and José Francisco Torres plays for Pachuca in Mexico.
- In 2003, 15 of the 23 players on the U.S. roster were Major League Soccer-based, although several U.S. regulars were given the 2003 tournament off in the year following the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
- South Africa 2009 is the eighth edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup. The tournament began as the Intercontinental Championship (King Fahd Cup) in 1992 and 1995, before becoming an eight-team tournament in 1997.
- The U.S. has twice finished third at the FIFA Confederations Cup. In 1992, the U.S. was third out of four teams, and it 1999 they were third of eight teams.
- Bruce Murray and Brian McBride lead the U.S. with two goals each in Confederations Cup play. Overall, Mexico’s Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Brazil’s Ronaldinho hold the record with nine career goals in the tournament.
- Following the conclusion of the Confederations Cup, the U.S. returns to home soil to defend the CONCACAF Gold Cup title from July 3-26 in 13 venues across the United States.
Average Age: 24.8
Average Caps: 28
Most Caps: 111 (Landon Donovan)
Least Caps: 0 (Luis Robles)
Oldest: 30 (Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra)
Youngest: 19 (Jozy Altidore)
Play professionally in: USA (6), England (5), Germany (3), France (2), Denmark (2), Spain (1), Sweden (1), Belgium (1), Mexico (1), Scotland (1)
GROUP A UPDATE: As expected, the world’s No. 1-ranked team, Spain, took early control of Group A which also includes New Zealand (82nd), Iraq (77th) and South Africa (72nd). Fernando Torres set the tone with a hat trick in the first 17 minutes of Spain’s 5-0 victory against New Zealand that included a goal each from his right foot, left foot and head. Cesc Fabregas and David Villa rounded out the goal scoring on the first day of the tournament, as the Iraq-South Africa opener ended in a scoreless draw. Play resumes on Wednesday, June 17, with the pole-setters facing an Iraq team led by former U.S. coach Bora Milutinovic followed by the hosts taking on New Zealand in the nightcap.
ussoccer.com COVERAGE FROM SOUTH AFRICA: The Studio 90 crew is on hand in South Africa and capturing all the sights and sounds from the FIFA Confederations Cup and sat down on the day after the game with Landon Donovan and Tim Howard to recap the result. More coverage will continue throughout the tournament, and for all of the latest news, podcasts, and blog updates, log onto ussoccer.com
IN FOCUS: BRAZIL
Confederação Brasileira de Futebol Founded: 1914 (Joined FIFA in 1923)
Head Coach: Dunga
Best FIFA World Cup Finish: Champions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Best FIFA Confederations Cup Finish: Champions (1997, 2005)
Caps Leader: Cafu (142)
Top Scorer: Pelé (77)
Key Players: Kaká, Robinho, Lucio
U.S. HISTORY AGAINST BRAZIL: The U.S. Men's National Team has met Brazil the most out of any of the teams in Group B, going 1-12-0 in a series that spans back to 1930. It was not until 1994 that the teams met in competitive play, with more than 84,000 spectators at Stanford Stadium witnessing Brazil defeat the U.S. 1-0 in the second round of the 1994 FIFA World Cup. The USA's only victory against Brazil came in memorable circumstances during the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Goalkeeper Kasey Keller turned in one of the great goalkeeping performances of his illustrious career, and a second half goal from Preki gave the U.S. an unlikely victory against the reigning world champions. The two nations also have a history in the Confederations Cup, having met twice before in tournaments past. In 1999 Brazil edged out a 1-0 win in the group stages in Guadalajara, Mexico, and four years later the two sides played out the same result at the Stade Gerland in Lyon, France.
CLASH OF CHAMPIONS II: Shortly after qualifying for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup as champions of CONCACAF and COMNEBOL, respectively, the U.S. and Brazil faced off on Sept. 9, 2007, at Chicago’s Soldier Field in front of more than 43,000 fans for a match dubbed the ‘Clash of Champions.’ Six of the 11 U.S. starters in the opening match against Italy took the field in Brazil’s 4-2 win against the U.S.: Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Benny Feilhaber, Tim Howard and Oguchi Onyewu. Dempsey and Carlos Bocanegra, who missed the USA’s Confederations Cup opener, scored on that day leaving the U.S. tied with the No. 1-ranked team in the world in the 73rd minute before Ronaldinho’s game-winner came 15 minutes from the final whistle. Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Gilberto Silva, Kaka and Robinho from Brazil’s Confederations Cup squad started against the U.S. in that game, with Daniel Alves, Julio Baptista and Elano coming in off the bench. Elano, whose stoppage-time penalty kick increased the margin to 4-2, and Lucio scored two of the four Brazil goals. An Onyewu own goal accounted for the first Brazil goal.
YOUTH CLASH: Brazil and the U.S. also faced off at the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada, with the U.S. coming out victorious 2-1. Four players to take the field that day are at the FIFA Confederations Cup less than two years later. Jozy Altidore scored two goals for the U.S., while Freddy Adu provided both assists. Michael Bradley played 90 minutes in the midfield for the young U.S. team coach by Thomas Rongen. Pato played 90 minutes for Brazil in the game.
BRAZIL’S BOUNTY: Brazil’s reputation as the best team in the world is built on a long history of international success. Consider the following:
- Brazil is the only country to play in all 18 FIFA World Cups.
- They have a lifetime record of 60-13-14, with 191 goals for and 82 goals against in World Cup play
- Five-time World Champions: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
- Eight time Copa America Champions: 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007
- Confederations Cup Champions: 1997, 2005
HOW THEY GOT HERE: In the 2007 Copa America final, Brazil stunned an in-form Argentina team 3-0 on goals by Robinho, Julio Baptista and Daniel Alves – all of whom have made the trip to South Africa. Manchester City forward Robinho led all scorers at Copa America with six goals. Brazil stumbled a bit in group play, losing their opener 2-0 to Mexico, before consecutive victories against Chile and Ecuador saw them through to the quarterfinals. Brazil would dismantle Chile 6-1 in the countries’ second meeting in the quarterfinals, but needed a save by Doni and a conversion by Gilberto in the seventh round of the penalty kick tiebreaker to get past Uruguay after a 2-2 tie in the semifinals.
LUCKY SEVENS IN THE OPENER: Brazil opened their campaign against Egypt on Monday, June 15, earning a 4-3 victory in a riveting afternoon match in Mangaung/Bloemfontein. Recent Real Madrid acquisition Kaká struck first five minutes in, but Egypt returned fire with a goal by Mohamed Zidan in the ninth. Luis Fabiano put Brazil back on top in the 12th minute to cap a mad opening 15 minutes, before Juan seemingly put the game away with a strike in the 37th minute. Down at the half 3-1, Egypt started the second half with pressure and earned two goals in two minutes-Mohamed Shawky in the 54th, and Zidan earning his second on the day in the 55th. The game was tightly contested for the remaining 35 minutes, and only a Kaká penalty kick in stoppage time (earned by a goal line handball by Ahmed Al Muhamadi, who was promptly sent off with a red card) gave the three-time Confederation Cup winners the victory.
GETTING HERE: The U.S. qualified for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup by virtue of a 2-1 come-from-behind win against regional rival Mexico on June 24, 2007, in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. After falling behind in the 34th minute, Landon Donovan tied the game with a 62nd-minute penalty kick and 11 minutes later Benny Feilhaber hit a one-time, full-volley blast out of the air and into the upper left corner from the top of the penalty area to clinch the U.S. win. Nine of the 11 U.S. starters from that game are on Bob Bradley’s Confederations Cup roster: Tim Howard, Jonathan Spector, Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Clint Dempsey, Feilhaber, DaMarcus Beasley and Donovan. Ricardo Clark appeared in the final as a halftime substitution and is also in South Africa.
AT THE CONFEDERATIONS CUP – U.S. HISTORY: South Africa 2009 is the fourth U.S. appearance at the FIFA Confederations Cup. The U.S. played the first-ever game in the tournament, a 3-0 loss to hosts Saudi Arabia in 1992 when the tournament was then known as the King Fahd Cup. The U.S. went on to finish third in that event with a 5-2 victory against Ivory Coast, but would not return until the 1999 edition came just south of the U.S. border in Mexico. There, the U.S. would repeat the success of 1992, albeit with a field doubling in size from four to eight. The U.S. posted victories against New Zealand and Germany in group play, but fell to hosts Mexico at Estadio Azteca in the semifinals. Against Saudi Arabia in the third-place match, the U.S. earned the bronze with a 2-0 victory. In 2003, the U.S. again qualified as CONCACAF Gold Cup winners, and were set to face-off against Turkey, Brazil and Cameroon in group play. A pair of one-goal losses to Turkey and Brazil in the first two games saw an inexperienced U.S. team packing its bags before managing a 0-0 draw in the group finale to eventual runner-up Cameroon.
RETURN TO AFRICA FOR U.S.: The U.S. returns to South Africa less than two years after an extremely unique visit on Nov. 17, 2007, to face the Bafana Bafana in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup. The U.S., along with Brazil and Egypt, are the only countries that played on South African soil prior to arriving for the Confederations Cup. The U.S. traveled and played 17 players, and 15 of those 17 are on the Confederations Cup roster. Steve Cherundolo, who scored the winner for the U.S., and Maurice Edu, who earned his first career point with the assist, are absent this time around due to aforementioned injuries.
DEBUTANT IN 2007, SCORING LEADER IN 2009: Forward Jozy Altidore earned his first career cap on Nov. 17, 2007, as the U.S. faced South Africa in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup. Since then, Altidore has gone on to lead the U.S. in scoring in the 2010 qualifying campaign with five goals – three of which came in a hat trick performance against Trinidad & Tobago on April 1, 2009. Amazingly, Altidore was the 61st player to earn a cap in 2007 under Bob Bradley across 18 games. The 61 players were the most-ever to appear in a calendar year for the U.S. as Bradley scoured the player pool for his core group of players that would take part in the 2010 qualifying campaign.
BIG MEN IN MLS: Conor Casey, the MLS Player of the Month for May, was tied for the league lead with eight goals when he left to join the U.S. team. Casey replaced Ching on the U.S. roster, and made his first start since 2005 on June 6, 2009, against Honduras. Casey has excelled with the Colorado Rapids, scoring 19 goals in 31 games across the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Also having a successful campaign in the U.S. domestic league, Landon Donovan has picked up where he left off after his 20-goal season in 2008. Donovan is tied for third in MLS with six goals this season.
THE 'ALL WHITES'? In a strange coincidence - and not to be confused with New Zealand in Group A of the tournament - the U.S. team will be wearing an all-white strip throughout the group matches. FIFA determines the uniform colors for each match based on which team is designated the 'home' team and how best to make the kit colors of each team the most easily distinguishable for the referee, fans and television.
HOPING FOR A THIRD TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA: After five of 10 games, the U.S. sits in second place in CONCACAF region’s FIFA World Cup qualifying, two points behind Costa Rica. The difference between the top two teams in the standings is the result of a 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica suffered by the U.S. on June 3 on the artificial surface of San Jose’s Saprissa Stadium. Following the loss in Costa Rica, the U.S. defeated Honduras on Wednesday, June 6, in Chicago to continue an undefeated run in home qualifiers that dates to 2001. The road to South Africa started for the U.S. with a 9-0 aggregate win in a two-game series against Barbados, and continued in the fall as the U.S. posted a 5-1-0 record in the CONCACAF semifinal round in a group with Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala and Cuba.
CONCACAF FINAL ROUND QUALIFYING UPDATE: The fourth and fifth match days of CONCACAF qualifying wrapped up, with the majority of games taking place on Saturday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 10. To get a head start on their departure to South Africa, FIFA granted the U.S. permission to move up their qualifier at Costa Rica to June 3. The top three teams in the hexagonal table automatically earn berths to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, while the fourth-place team will face a two-leg playoff against the fifth-place finisher in South America. The next set of games is slated for Aug. 12, when the U.S. travels in an attempt to earn their first victory against Mexico at the famed Estadio Azteca – the host venue for the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup final.
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BOB ON THE JOB: Since January of 2007 it has been the charge of U.S. head coach Bob Bradley to achieve the most important goal of any soccer playing nation: qualification for the FIFA World Cup. With 39 games under his belt, seeing more than 70 different players at least once and the process of reaching South Africa in 2010 in full swing, a review of the body of work during the past two years points to the U.S. clearly heading in the right direction. Since the start of the four-year cycle, the U.S. has:
- won six straight FIFA World Cup qualifiers in a row in 2008, a new team record (June 15-Oct. 15)
- defended the CONCACAF Gold Cup title and qualified for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
- won by the largest margin of victory in U.S. World Cup qualifying history (8-0 vs. Barbados on 6/15/08)
- won back-to-back games in Europe for the first time in team history (Oct. 17, 2007, @ Switzerland and March 26, 2008, @ Poland)
- won three straight matches on the road for the first time in team history (Oct. 17, 2007, @ Switzerland, Nov. 17, 2007 @ South Africa and March 26, 2008, @ Poland)
- played five matches against four teams ranked in the Top 10 in the world at the time they stepped on the field against them (Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Spain)
- played matches on four continents and the FIFA Confederations Cup will be his third major tournament
THE BRADLEY BREAKDOWN
Record Record vs. … Record when …
All-Time: 25-10-4 CONCACAF: 16-2-3, 44 GF, 14 GA Leading at half: 16-1-1
Qualifying: 10-2-1 CONMEBOL: 1-4-1, 7 GF, 13 GA Losing at half: 1-3-1
Goals For: 75 UEFA: 5-4-0, 13 GF, 10 GA Tied at half: 8-6-2
Goals Against: 39 AFC: 1-0-0, 4 GF, 1 GA
Shutouts: 16 CAF: 1-0-0, 1 GF, 0 GA
On the field for the USA
June 15, 2009 — Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa – Confederations Cup Group B
USA 1 Landon Donovan, 41 (PK)
Italy 3 Giuseppe Rossi 58, 94+; Daniele De Rossi, 72
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 21-Jonathan Spector, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 15-Jay DeMerit, 2-Jonathan Bornstein (16-Sacha Kljestan, 86); 22-Benny Feilhaber (7-DaMarcus Beasley, 72), 13 -Ricardo Clark, 12-Michael Bradley, 8-Clint Dempsey; 10-Landon Donovan, 17-Jozy Altidore (9-Charlie Davies, 66)
Subs not used: 18-Brad Guzan, 23-Luis Robles, 3-Carlos Bocanegra, 4-Conor Casey, 6-Heath Pearce, 11-Marvell Wynne, 14-Danny Califf, 19-Freddy Adu, 20-Jose Francisco Torres
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
ITA: 1-Gianluigi Buffon; 19-Gianluca Zambrotta, 4-Girogio Chiellini, 6-Nicola Legrottaglie, 3-Fabio Grosso; 8-Gennaro Gattuso (17-Giuseppe Rossi, 57), 10-Daniele De Rossi, 21-Andrea Pirlo; 15-Vincenzo Iaquinta, 11-Alberto Gilardino (9-Luca Toni, 69), 16-Mauro Camoranesi (20-Riccardo Montolivo, 57)
Subs not used: 12-Morgan De Sanctis, 14-Marco Amelia, 2-Davide Santon, 5-Fabio Cannavaro, 7-Simone Pepe, 13-Alessandro Gamberini, 18-Angelo Palombo, 22-Andrea Dossena, 23-Fabio Quagliarella
Head Coach: Marcello Lippi
On the field For Brazil
June 15, 2009 – Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein, South Africa – Confederations Cup Group B
Brazil 4 Kaka 5, 90 (PK), Luis Fabiano, 12; Juan, 37
Egypt 3 Mohamed Zidan 9, 55; Mohamed Shawky, 54
BRA: 1-Julio Cesar; 13-Daniel Alves, 3-Lucio, 4-Juan, 6-Kleber (16-Andre Santos, 83); 7-Elano (18-Ramires, 62), 8-Gilberto Silva, 10-Kaka, 5-Felipe Melo; 11-Robinho, 9-Luis Fabiano
Subs Not Used: 12-Victor, 23-Gomes, 2-Maicon, 14-Luisao, 15-Miranda, 17-Josue, 19-Julio Baptista, 20-Kleberson, 22-Nilmar
Head Coach: Dunga
EGY: 1-Essam El Hadary; 7-Ahmed Fathi, 4-Ahmed Said, 6-Hani Said, 20-Wael Gomaa, 14-Sayed Moawad; 11-Mohamed Shawky, 8-Hosni Abd Rabbou (3-Ahmed Al Muhamadi, 75), 17-Ahmed Hassan (10-Ahmed Eid, 51); 9-Mohamed Zidan, 22-Mohamed Aboutrika
Subs Not Used: 16-Wahid, 23-Mohamed Sobhi, 2-Mahmoud Fathalla, 5-Ahmed Khairy, 12-Mohamed Homos, 13-Abdelaziz Tawfik, 15-Ahmed Farag, 18-Ahmed Abdelghani, 19-Mohamed Abougrisha, 21-Ahmed Raouf
Head Coach: Hassan Shehata
U.S. against Brazil
Sept. 9, 2007 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill. – International Friendly
USA 2 Carlos Bocanegra 21; Clint Dempsey 73
Brazi 4 Own goal (Oguchi Onyewu) 33; Lucio 52; Ronaldinho 73; Elano (PK) 92+
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 22-Oguchi Onyewu, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 2-Heath Pearce (21-Davy Arnaud, 86); 4-Michael Bradley, 5-Benny Feilhaber (15-Bobby Convey, 70), 10-Landon Donovan, 7-DaMarcus Beasley; 16-Josh Wolff (9-Eddie Johnson, 70); 8-Clint Dempsey
Subs not used: 24-Chris Seitz, 17-Jonathan Spector, 19-Kerry Zavagnin, 23-Jay DeMerit
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
BRA: 1-Doni; 2-Maicon (13-Daniel Alves, 64), 3-Lucio (capt.), 4-Juan (14-Edu Dracena, 46), 6-Gilberto; 5-Mineiro, 8-Gilberto Silva; 7-Kaká (20-Julio Baptista, 70), 11-Robinho (19-Elano, 78), 10-Ronaldinho (21-Diego, 85); 9-Afonso (22-Vagner Love, 64)
Subs not used: 12-Julio Cesar, 15-Gladstone, 16-Kleber, 17-Fernando, 18-Josue
Head Coach: Dunga