Megan Rapinoe starts for USWNT in World Cup final

Posted at 10:20 AM, Jul 07, 2019

Megan Rapinoe has been named in the US Women's team starting line-up for Sunday's World Cup final against the Netherlands.

US star, who will captain the USWNT for the final, had missed Tuesday's semifinal against England due to a hamstring injury. Rapinoe has scored 49 goals for the US team.

Lieke Martens had also been an injury doubt with a toe injury for the Netherlands, but the Barcelona forward was included in the Dutch team to start.

USWNT: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 5-Kelley O'Hara, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 3-Samantha Mewis, 16-Rose Lavelle; 17-Tobin Heath, 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe (c)

Subs: 2-Mallory Pugh, 6-Morgan Brian, 9-Lindsey Horan, 10-Carli Lloyd, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Tierna Davidson, 14-Emily Sonnett, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 20-Allie Long, 21-Adrianna Franch, 22-Jessica McDonald, 23-Christen Press