REIMS, France — The United States women’s national team starting lineup is out for its first 2019 Women’s World Cup match against Thailand.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims. Fox will broadcast the match.
U.S. coach Jill Ellis is starting a 4-3-3 lineup with Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath up top. Becky Sauerbrunn is not in the starting lineup because of a “mild quad issue,” according to U.S. Soccer. She is 95% fit and the move is precautionary. She will have five days to rest and prepare for the next U.S. match against Chile.
Here is the full starting lineup:
Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher; defenders Kelley O’Hara, Abby Dahlkemper, Julie Ertz and Crystal Dunn; midfielders Lindsey Horan, Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle; Forwards Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe (captain)
Substitutes are Mallory Pugh, Becky Sauerbrunn, Morgan Brian, Carli Lloyd, Ali Krieger, Tierna Davidson; Emily Sonnett, Ashlyn Harris, Allie Long, Adrianna Franch, Jessica McDonald and Christen Press.
The U.S. is ranked first in the world. Thailand is tanked 34th. See a full match preview here.
Both starting lineups:
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The team will wear its red kit for the match.
All 🔴🔴🔴 today for our @FIFAWWC debut vs. Thailand.
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