FOOTBALL Preview: U.S. men begin Kickoff Series vs. Brazil

Now that the 2018 FIFA World Cup is over, the U.S. men’s national team will start again, beginning with a “Kickoff Series” against six high-profile national squads:

∙ 07 September: U.S. vs. Brazil in East Rutherford, New Jersey
∙ 11 September: U.S. vs. Mexico in Nashville, Tennessee
∙ 11 October: U.S. vs. Colombia in Tampa, Florida
∙ 16 October: U.S. vs. an opponent to be named
∙ 15 November: U.S. vs. England in London (GBR)
∙ 20 November: U.S. vs. Italy at a site to be announced

The Brazil match will begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time and will be shown on FS1, UniMas and UDN.

Brazil has 13 members of its World Cup roster assigned to the game, including superstar striker Neymar, keeper Alisson, midfielders Casemiro, Willian and Fred and defenders Thiago Silva and Filipe Luis, among others.

U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan has a mix of youth and experience, including striker Bobby Wood, midfielders Tim Weah, Kellyn Acosta, Paul Arriola and Julian Green, defenders John Brooks, Eric Lichaj and DeAndre Yellin and keeper Zach Steffen.

Brazil has a 17-1-0 all-time record vs. the U.S., with the lone American win coming at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1998, 1-0, in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semis.