USA Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: Lineups

The lineups have been set for the women's soccer final at the London 2012 Olympics between the United States and Japan, and there's only one decision of note in either team's lineup. Lauren Cheney has been kept out of the team in favor of Carli Lloyd, Shannon Boxx and Tobin Heath. The USWNT began the Olympics with Cheney as the starter in the center of midfield, but she's lost her place due to Boxx's return to fitness and Lloyd's surprising form. Japan's lineup is unchanged from

United States lineup (4-4-2): Hope Solo; Kelley O'Hara, Christie Rampone, Rachel Buehler, Amy LePeilbet; Tobin Heath, Shannon Boxx, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe; Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach

Japan lineup (4-4-2): Miho Fukumoto; Aya Samshima, Saki Kumagai, Azusa Iwashimizu, Yukari Kinga; Aya Miyama, Mizuho Sakaguchi, Homare Sawa, Nahomi Kawasumi; Shinobu Ohno, Yuki Ogimi

Kickoff is at 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. local time from Wembley Stadium in London. The game can be seen on NBC Sports Network in the United States.

We’ll have news and features in the build-up to our live coverage of the final in our USA Vs. Japan, London 2012 Olympics StoryStream.

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