It looks like the US is staying with a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 in the final, after it worked so well against Germany. Abby Wambach once again starts on the bench as the US continues with a single-forward setup with Alex Morgan up top. Both Reign players start again for the US.
Krieger, Sauerbrunn, Johnston, Klingenberg;
Heath, Lloyd, Rapinoe;
Iwashimizu, Kumagai, Sameshima, Ariyoshi;
Miyama, Kawasumi, Sakaguchi, Utsugi;
ex-Reign player Naho Kawasumi is again in the starting lineup for Japan, which might give you a scintilla of enthusiasm for the Nadeshiko. Don't fall for their trap! It's all about the U S and A today. Kawasumi already has a World Cup winner's medal, she's fine.