When and where: The exhibition match kicks-off from FedEx Field in Landover, Md. at 8 p.m. ET. Full coverage will be on ESPN2. A live stream will be available via ESPN3.
Preview: Following their impressive 5-1 demolition of Scotland, the U.S. faces a big step-up in class when they take on Brazil on Wednesday. The match will be the second of what coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called a five-game tournament as the U.S. prepares for and then begins their qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup.
While Scotland and Brazil bare little comparison in terms of quality, the U.S. should take great confidence from their continued progress under Klinsmann following a 1-0 win over Italy in Genoa back in March. Much of the intrigue at FedEx Field will be on just how positive the U.S. is prepared to be against one of the world's elite sides.
Against an admittedly poor Scotland team, the U.S. side showed strong signs of implementing their German coach's desired high-energy, high-pressing style. Klinsmann is sure to be cautious of playing so high up the pitch against a side with the quality of the Selecao, but still hopes to be positive.
We have to see how far we can take it into their half, if it's possible, and how often we can do that, he said, according to MLSSoccer.com.
But, as Klinsmann accepts, the U.S. is likely to have to spend much of the game on the back foot.
Tomorrow night, it's down to their dedication and hunger and their willingness to suffer in more than 90 degrees to chase these yellow shirts that are pretty good, he admitted.
The home side will undoubtedly have a better chance of causing their more illustrious opponents problems at the other end if Clint Dempsey is fit to start. Struggling with a groin strain, the Fulham attacking midfielder missed out on the match with Scotland and has confirmed that he is still not yet ready for the full 90 minutes.
And Klinsmann may also have to do without another of the U.S.'s most in-form players in Jozy Altidore. The AZ Alkmaar front man only joined up with the rest of the party on Monday and is unlikely to be rushed into action from the start.
Brazil was also in action this past Saturday, recording a 3-1 victory over Denmark as they continue their preparations to host the next World Cup. Hulk starred in the friendly in Germany, scoring his first two goals for his country. And the attention will again be on the Porto striker as speculation increases of an imminent big-money move to Chelsea. Against the U.S., Hulk could start up front alongside the latest Brazilian star Neymar.
USA ( 4-3-2-1): Howard, Cherundolo, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Johnson; Jones, Bradley, Edu; Dempsey, Donovan; Gomez.
Brazil (4-4-2): Jefferson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo; Oscar, Sandro, Romulo, Lucas Moura; Neymar, Hulk.
Prediction: The U.S. should at the very least make this a highly-competitive match, with every player wanting to prove themselves against a side that is still glorified around the globe. Klinsmann's side may struggle to cope with pace of Lucas, Neymar and Hulk, but the U.S. also has the potential to cause problems at the other end. This has all the makings of an entertaining draw.
USA 2-2 Brazil