Star names such as Kaka, Luis Fabiano and Julio Cesar have all been left out of the party as only Daniel Alves, Ramires, Thiago Silva and Robinho survived the cull from the 23-man World Cup squad.
Half of the 24 selected by Menezes play in Brazil, fulfilling Menezes' and the federation's promise for the restructuring of the national setup following a disappointing South Africa 2010 campaign.
Brazil were knocked out by the Netherlands in the World Cup, losing 2-1 in the quarter-final, despite having gone a goal ahead. Carlos Dunga, who had been heavily criticised by the Brazilian media for his defensive approach was sacked in the aftermath of the defeat.
Brazil Squad to face the United States:
Victor (Gremio), Jeferson (Botafogo), Renan (Avai); David Luiz (Benfica), Henrique (Santander), Rever (Atletico Mineiro), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Rafael (Manchester United), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Andre Santos (Fenerbahce);: Sandro (Internacional), Hernanes (Sao Paulo), Jucilei (Corinthians), Lucas (Liverpool), Ramires (Benfica), Carlos Eduardo (Hoffenheim), Ederson (Lyon), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos); Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Diego Tardelli (Atletico Mineiro), Andre (Santos), Neymar (Santos) Robinho (Santos).