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USA starting XI vs. England: Megan Rapinoe benched, Lionesses goalkeeper injured

The United States women’s national team will kick off against England at 3 p.m. ET in a World Cup semifinal.

U.S. team players on the pitch prior to the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and the United States at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

LYON, France — There are some major lineup changes on both sides for the United States’ World Cup semifinal against England, which kicks off at 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Megan Rapinoe, who scored all four U.S. goals in the last two matches, is on the bench to start the match. A U.S. Soccer spokesman would not disclose whether the move was due to injury, but said it is not disciplinary. Christen Press will start in her place. 

On England’s side, starting keeper Karen Bardsley is out with a hamstring injury, according to ITV. Carly Telford will start between the pipes instead.

Sam Mewis is also on the bench for the U.S. after starting the last two matches, and Lindsey Horan is back in the midfield.

The winner will advance to the July 7 final against Sweden or Netherlands. The loser will play in the July 6 third-place game in Nice. 

See all our World Cup coverage here. 

United States starting XI: Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher; defenders Crystal Dunn, Becky Sauerbrunn, Abby Dahlkemper, Kelley O’Hara; midfielders Lindsey Horan, Julie Ertz, Rose Lavelle; forwards Christen Press, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath.

Substitutes: Ashlyn Harris, Adrianna Franch, Ali Krieger, Jessica McDonald, Carli Lloyd, Sam Mewis, Morgan Brian, Mallory Pugh, Tierna Davidson, Emily Sonnett, Allie Long, Megan Rapinoe.

England starting XI: Goalkeeper Carly Telford, defenders Demi Stokes, Millie Bright, Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze; midfielders Jill Scott, Beth Mead, Keira Walsh, Rachel Daly; forwards Ellen White, Nikita Parris.

Substitutes: Alex Greenwood, Jodie Taylor, Karen Bardsley, Leah Williamson, Abbie McManus, Jade Moore, Georgia Stanway, Karen Carney, Mary Earps, Lucy Staniforth, Fran Kirby, Toni Duggan.

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