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SportWomen's World Cup: Banged-up USWNT stars Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz expected to play against Spain

18:05  23 june  2019
18:05  23 june  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

USWNT thrash Thailand in World Cup opener

USWNT thrash Thailand in World Cup opener The U.S. Women’s National Team kicked off its World Cup campaign thrashing Thailand, 13-0.

During the game, Golden Boot leader Alex Morgan looked to have picked up an injury and was Well, it looks like USA fans can rest easy as both as the decision to rest Ertz and to sub off Morgan We've got you covered for the Women ' s World Cup , including schedules, standings, latest news and video.

The United States women ' s national team will take on European rival Sweden at 3 p.m. ET on fuboTV (try for free) in the final group stage game at the 2019 In this one, she reverts to the strongest lineup, minus Ertz . Ertz was on the 2015 World Cup team that won the cup and is one of the more important

Women's World Cup: Banged-up USWNT stars Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz expected to play against Spain© Provided by Oath Inc. United States forward Alex Morgan picked up a knock in last week's win over Sweden, but coach Jill Ellis said Sunday that Morgan and midfielder Julie Ertz are "fine" for Monday's Women's World Cup round of 16 match against Spain. (Michael Chow/USA Today) REIMS, France — United States national team stars Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz are expected to be healthy and available for Monday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup round of 16 game against Spain, U.S. coach Jill Ellis said Sunday during her pre-match press conference at Stade Auguste-Delaune.

“Alex is fine,” Ellis said. “JJ is fine,” she added, referring to Ertz by her longtime nickname. (The former Julie Johnston married NFL player Zach Ertz in 2017.)

Alex Morgan comforted a crying Thai player after Team USA's 13-0 smackdown of Thailand in its first match of the World Cup

Alex Morgan comforted a crying Thai player after Team USA's 13-0 smackdown of Thailand in its first match of the World Cup After scoring five of the Team USA's 13 goals, Alex Morgan showed good sportsmanship to an upset opponent from Thailand.

Ertz scored her first World Cup goal against Chile last time out. Julie Ertz picked up an injury and won't the start the match, according to Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated. The U. S . is expected to announce its starting lineup an hour before kick off.

Why is Alex Morgan not playing against Sweden? Alex Morgan may have sustained an injury against Sweden, but the team has yet to announce the specific details of what happened. The USWNT Is Expected to Play Spain in the Knockout Stage.

Ertz didn’t play in last week’s Group F-winning victory against Sweden after suffering a minor hip injury. Morgan started that contest but was substituted midway through after being kicked by a Swedish player. With the defending champion U.S. already guaranteed a spot in the elimination round, both moves were considered precautionary.

With five goals, all of them in the Americans’ tournament opener against Thailand, Morgan remains the joint-top scorer at France 2019 despite playing just 135 minutes so far. Morgan was rested for the June 16 group stage match versus Chile before returning to the lineup for the first round finale.

She and Ertz, who started both of the USA’s first two games, were key members of the U.S. team that won its record third Women’s World Cup four years ago in Canada.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz stands up for wife Julie, scoffs at critics of U.S. Women's World Cup team

Eagles TE Zach Ertz stands up for wife Julie, scoffs at critics of U.S. Women's World Cup team Philadelphia's Zach Ertz is excited about his wife, Julie, playing for the U.S. in the Women's World Cup. He plans to fly to Paris for next game.

SportsPulse: The USWNT coasted through the group stage but the knockout stage is a whole different beast. Win or go home. First up : Spain . USA TODAY.

It entered its third game of the 2019 FIFA Women ' s World Cup riding a string of six consecutive victories by an average margin of six goals, and still it wasn't quite clear just how mighty a The final margin of the USWNT victory was only 2-0 in Le Havre, but the last three times the Americans played

Morgan is now in pole position to become the first American to lead a World Cup in scoring since Michelle Akers did it at the inaugural event in 1991. Australian striker Sam Kerr, who also has five goals in France, won’t play again after the Matildas were knocked out of the competition by Norway on Saturday.

If the U.S. gets past Spain, it will meet the winner of Sunday’s France-Brazil tilt in the quarterfinals on June 28 in Paris.

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