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Women's World Cup 2011 Quarterfinals, USA Vs. Brazil: Lineups

Everyone is back and healthy for the United States for their 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal matchup against Brazil, as Abby Wambach and Heather O'Reilly both make expected starts. Shannon Boxx starts as well, preferred to Lori Lindsey after getting a couple days worth of rest. The interchanging between the forwards and wingers of the USWNT will be important, as Brazil play with a back three who can get drawn apart by teams with effective wide play and fluid front lines. Here are the linueps.

United States lineup: Solo; Krieger, Rampone, Buehler, LePeilbet, O'Reilly, Boxx, Lloyd, Cheney, Rodriguez, Wambach

Brazil lineup: Andreia; Erika, Daiana, Aline, Maurine, Formiga, Ester, Fabiana, Cristiane, Rosana, Marta

Of course, five time World Player of the Year Marta will be the biggest concern of the United States. She's having a fantastic tournament, and she tore the U.S. women apart in the 2007 World Cup. A semifinal match against France awaits the winner of this game. Kickoff is at 11:30 am ET from Dresden, Germany.