Scotland League Cup

US shuffles lineup again and Ertz out with injury

LE HAVRE, France (AP) The United States was without defensive midfielder Julie Ertz because of a hip injury but the team returned to a lineup similar to the one it used in its Women's World Cup opener for the final group match Thursday night against Sweden.

Ertz, a defensive midfielder, started and scored her first World Cup goal in the team's 3-0 victory over Chile on Sunday. She also started in the team's tournament-opening 13-0 victory over Thailand, falling back to the defensive line because center back Becky Sauerbrunn sat out with a minor injury.

After making seven lineup changes for the match against Chile, coach Jill Ellis went back to the front three she used in the opener: Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath.

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