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USA Vs. Brazil: Men Look For First Win Against Brazil Since 1998

The US Men's National Soccer Team plays Brazil at FedEx Field on Wednesday night. Players Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey, who both missed Saturday's game against Scotland, will be available off the bench.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 26: Team USA pose for a group photo prior to their friendly game against Team Scotland on May 26, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Gary Bogdon/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 26: Team USA pose for a group photo prior to their friendly game against Team Scotland on May 26, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Gary Bogdon/Getty Images)
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The United States Men's National Soccer Team has won five straight matches in 2012 including last Saturday's 5-1 victory over Scotland. Now on Wednesday night, the Yanks look to do something that they haven't done since Feb. 10, 1998, defeat Brazil.

Right now the statuses of Team USA stars Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey are still up in the air. While they may not start for Team USA, they should be available off of the bench according to Washington Post soccer writer Steven Goff.

Team USA head coach Juergen Klinsmann, says that this game will be a good barometer to see where the US team stands nearly a year after he was hired.

They have wonderful players, but for us, the situation is how much we can take to them. How can we go eye-to-eye and cause them some trouble? It's an exciting benchmark we face. It will tell us a lot about where we are in the process.

A crowd of about 60,000 people are expected to be attending this game Wednesday night. The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start from FedEx Field. Television coverage will be provided by ESPN 2 with a simulcast on ESPN3.com.

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