- Megan Rapinoe is not starting in the Women’s World Cup semifinals against England.
- Rapinoe is the only player in the US Women’s Team to score during the knockout rounds.
- England also replaced their goalie, making the match a complete wild card.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Megan Rapinoe will not start in the semifinals match on Monday against England.
This move was announced in a tweet by the US Women’s Soccer team. The team has not provided a reason for why Rapinoe will not start in such a critical match. In the last two matches, Rapinoe scored all the goals for the US Women’s Team.
Rapinoe is replaced by Christine Press. Press has a total of 48 career goals and 30 assists. The last goal she scored was in a friendly match against Mexico before the Women’s World Cup.
This is not the only shakeup for this match. England has replaced their goalkeeper Karen Bardsley. Bardsley has only allowed one goal to get past her and it was in the first match of the group stages. Bardsley will be replaced by Carly Telford. Perhaps this replacement is a stroke of luck for the US Women’s team.
BetOnline has the current sports betting odds for this upcoming match. The US Women’s team has -130 odds of beating England. England has +365 odds of beating team USA in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup. With so many changes in the lineup happening, it might be time to consider hedging your bets.
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