USA vs. Belgium Game Guide: Starting Lineups, Breakdown and Injury Report

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USA vs. Belgium Game Guide: Starting Lineups, Breakdown and Injury Report
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The United States will be hoping for a quick turnaround when it faces Belgium in a friendly Tuesday in Brussels.

Following a disappointing 1-0 loss to Costa Rica on Friday in Los Angeles, the US will bring 20 players for head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's first match in Europe. Kickoff in King Baudouin Stadium is set for 2:30 p.m. ET. We'll have the starting lineup and any injury news as the game approaches.

The U.S. will be playing Belgium for the first time since 1998 and the fourth time overall. Belgium holds a 2-1 edge in the series, with the only American win coming 3-0 in Montevideo, Uruguay way back in 1930. The U.S. has failed to score in both matches the teams have played in Belgium.

Klinsmann's squad will look a bit different than the one he selected from in Los Angeles. Four players have returned to their clubs and will not be available: Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan, Sporting Kansas City forward Teal Bunbury, Fabian Johnson of German club Hoffenheim and D.C. United's Chris Pontius.

Three players who were not with the team in Los Angeles have met up with the squad and will be available: Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey, Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman and Hannover defender Steve Cherundolo.

Belgium is in the middle of qualifying for Euro 2012 and is coming off its own disappointment. A 1-1 draw with Azerbaijan left Belgium third in Group A, one point behind Turkey. The squad will feature at least one face that's familiar to American fans: Marouane Fellaini is a teammate of Tim Howard's at Everton.

Central defender Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal is not on the squad, while Daniel Van Buyten and Bjorn Vleminckx are also unavailable. But the U.S. should get a good test in the midfield with Lille playmaker Eden Hazard (warning: link leads to gratuitous use of Aerosmith) likely to play.

To see the full Belgium squad, click here.

Check back later for starting lineups, any injury news and what to watch for.

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