The U.S. team is on the field and warming up for the clash vs. Brazil, the first meeting since the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup semifinal. Above, U.S. captain Christie Rampone gets strapped and ready. She'll start her 16th game for the USA this year and tie Brandi Chastain for sixth on the U.S. all-time caps list at 192. The U.S. lineup:
18-Hope Solo; 17-Lori Chalupny, 3-Christie Rampone – Capt., 15-Kate Markgraf, 2-Heather Mitts; 7-Shannon Boxx, 11-Carli Lloyd, 10-Aly Wagner, 5-Lindsay Tarpley; 19-Amy Rodriguez, 20-Abby Wambach.
U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has made two changes from the starting lineup that faced Australia on June 15, inserting Aly Wagner into the center midfield and putting Amy Rodriguez up top. It's the first start of the year for Wagner and the fifth start of the year for A-Rod, but first since the championship game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying against Canada on April 12.