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US vs Japan World Cup Final Starting Lineups

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.

USA Lineup

Krieger, Sauerbrunn, Johnston, Klingenberg;
Brian, Holiday;
Heath, Lloyd, Rapinoe;

Japan Lineup

Iwashimizu, Kumagai, Sameshima, Ariyoshi;
Miyama, Kawasumi, Sakaguchi, Utsugi;
Ogimi, Ohno.

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.

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