SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: CRUZEIRO ROSTER FOR RED BULL CLASH

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: CRUZEIRO ROSTER FOR RED BULL CLASH

The second wave of summer friendlies hits in earnest this weekend as Brazilian powerhouse Cruziero takes on New York at Red Bull Arena at 8pm on Friday Night. Winners of 2 Copa Libertadortes, 5 Brazilian titles and 39 Regional Titles, Cruzeiro will be fielding a talented team including Roger, defensive standout Jonathan as well as Fabinho, Fabrício and Thiago Ribeiro.

Wellington Paulista, who wears the coveted number 9 shirt for Cruzeiro, scored a hat-trick against New England Revolution last week. Cláudio Caçapa played for two seasons with Newcastle United in the Premier League.

Youth players Eber Bessa and Hyago Silva who featured in the Cruzeiro side that won the Dallas Cup Super Group back in April will also be on the the team to take on Red Bull..

CRUZEIRO ROSTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Goalkeepers

Rafael

Flávio

Defenders

Cláudio Caçapa

Diego Renan

Gil

Jonathan

Midfielders

Marquinhos Paraná

Henrique

Fabinho

Elicarlos

Fabrício

Pedro Ken

Roger

Eber Bessa

Hyago Silva

Forwards

Thiago Ribeiro

Welington Paulista

Keiza

Robert

Eliandro

Cruzeiro finished 4th in the 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série and their roster boasts summer serious talent; Gilberto, Roger, Kleber and Fabio. Runners-up at the 2009 Copa Libertadores, the team were just eliminated from the 2010 edition in the quarterfinals by fellow Brazilian side Sao Paulo.

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