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Brazil announces roster for friendly vs. U.S. national soccer team May 30 at FedEx Field

Brazil has unveiled a young roster for four friendlies, including a visit to FedEx Field in Landover, Md., for the May 30 match against the U.S. national team. Other matches: May 26 vs. Denmark in Hamburg, Germany; June 3 vs. Mexico in Arlington, Tex.; and June 9 vs. Argentina in East Rutherford, N.J.

Average caps: 8.2.

Average age: 22.2.

GOALKEEPERS: Jefferson (Botafogo, 4 caps), Neto (Fiorentina, 0), Rafael (Santos, 0).

DEFENDERS: Dani Alves (Barcelona, 55 caps), Danilo (Porto, 2), Juan (Inter Milan, 0), David Luiz (Chelsea, 11), Marcelo (Real Madrid, 9), Alex Sandro (Porto, 2), Thiago Silva (AC Milan, 25), Bruno Uvini (Tottenham, 0).

MIDFIELDERS: Casemiro (Sao Paulo, 1 cap), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos, 8), Giuliano (Dnipro, 0), Lucas (Sao Paulo, 11), Wellington Nem (Fluminense, 0), Oscar (Internacional, 2), Romulo (Vasco de Gama, 1), Sandro (Tottenham, 9).

FORWARDS: Leandro Damiao (Internacional, 5 caps), Hulk (Porto, 9), Neymar (Santos, 16), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan, 18).

Juergen Klinsmann will introduce the U.S. training camp roster in two stages: foreign-based players May 15, MLS players May 20. He will set a 23-man list on May 25, the day before the Scotland friendly in Jacksonville. The Americans will also face Brazil, Canada on June 3 in Toronto, Antigua in a World Cup qualifier June 8 in Tampa, and Guatemala in a qualifier June 12 in Guatemala City.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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