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.
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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.
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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.