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USWNT starting XI vs. Netherlands: World Cup final lineups include Rapinoe, Martens

Megan Rapinoe is back in the starting XI for the USWNT after sitting out of Tuesday’s semifinal to rest a slight hamstring strain.

United States' players sign their national anthem before the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

LYON, France — A month-long journey will come to an end Sunday with either the United States or Netherlands as 2019 World Cup champions. 

Megan Rapinoe is back in the starting XI for the USWNT after sitting out of Tuesday’s semifinal to rest a slight hamstring strain. Rose Lavelle, who also was dealing with a hamstring issue this week, is starting as well. Julie Ertz and Sam Mewis join Lavelle in the midfield, putting Lindsey Horan back on the bench.

Netherlands’ star Lieke Martens will start. She was a game-time decision due to a toe injury. 

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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 Megan Rapinoe, 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, Christen Press.

Netherlands starting XI: Goalkeeper Sari Van Veenendaal; defenders Dominique Bloodworth, Stefanie Van Der Gragt, Anouk Dekker, Desiree Van Lunteren; midfielders Jackie Groenen, Danielle Van De Donk, Sherida Spitse; forwards Lineth Beerensteyn, Vivianne Miedema, Lieke Martens.

Substitutes: Kika Van Es, Merel Van Dongen, Shanice Van De Sanden, Victoria Pelova, Renate Jansen, Inessa Kaagman, Lize Kop, Ellen Jansen, Danique Kerkdijk, Jill Roord, Liza Van Der Most, Loes Geurts.

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