Women's World Cup 2011, USA Vs. France: Les Bleues Sub On Le Sommer For Delie

After a tough first half, it's not surprising that France wanted to make a change, and it's not surprising that they've chosen to substitute Eugenie Le Sommer into the game. She's been a very effective sub for Les Bleues in the Women's World Cup, and she had a fantastic season domestically in France. What is surprising, however, is that Marie-Laure Delie was the player taken off.

Delie's goal scoring record is absolutely impeccable, and she's great at dropping back into the midfield to link up with Louisa Necib. Becky Sauerbrunn outplayed her slightly in the first half, but Delie's performance wasn't poor enough that she needed to come out of the game. It's a very surprising move by Bruno Bini, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out. It's possible that he just felt his team needed fresh legs, above all else.

Check here for a list of places you can watch the match. We'll have live updates throughout in this StoryStream, but you can also follow @SBNationLIVE on twitter for live updates.

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