Onyewu and Gomez start for US against Brazil
LANDOVER, Md. (AP)
Defender Oguchi Onyewu and forward Herculez Gomez were in the starting lineup for the United States' exhibition game against Brazil on Wednesday night in place of Geoff Cameron and Terrence Boyd.
The rest of the American lineup was unchanged from Saturday's 5-1 win over Scotland, with Tim Howard in goal, Steve Cherundolo at right back, captain Carlos Bocanegra in central defense, Fabian Johnson at left back, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones and Maurice Edu in midfield, and Landon Donovan and Jose Torres at forward.
Forward Clint Dempsey, recovered from a groin injury, was on the bench along with Boyd, defenders Clarence Goodson, Michael Parkhurst and Edgar Castillo, midfielder Kyle Beckerman and goalkeeper Nick Rimando.
Forwards Jozy Altidore and Chris Wondolowski didn't dress, along with goalkeeper Brad Guzan, Cameron and midfielder Joe Corona. Altidore was not allowed to report until Monday by his Dutch club, AZ Alkmaar, angering U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Brazil made two changes from the lineup that beat Denmark 3-1 Saturday at Hamburg, Germany, with Santos forward Neymar and goalkeeper Rafael Cabral replacing Jefferson and Lucas. The rest of the lineup includes Juan and Thiago Silva at central defender, Danilo at right back, Marcelo at left back, Sandro, Romulo and Oscar in the midfield, and Leandro Damiao and Hulk at forward.
Rafael Cabral was making his national team debut.