USA vs. France: Starting Lineup, Time, TV Channel & Roster

Getty The USWNT takes on France in the World Cup quarterfinal match.

The USA squares off with France in the World Cup quarterfinals in the most anticipated game of the tournament. The USWNT-France match starts at 3 p.m. Eastern on Fox. We will breakdown the USA’s starting lineup as they take on France.

The U.S. is a slight favorite against the host country. Team USA has +125 odds, while France is listed at +230, per Bleacher Report. The over-under is at 2.5 goals. Megan Rapinoe is hoping the atmosphere lives up to the hype.

“Hopefully a complete spectacle, just an absolute media circus,” Rapinoe told CBS Sports. “I hope it’s huge and crazy, that’s what it should be. This is the best game. This is what everybody wanted. I think we want it. Seems like they’re up for it. You guys, of course, are up for it, and all the fans. Maybe it’ll be a pretty even split between the fans in the stadium. We’ve been traveling pretty deep in this World Cup. So I hope it’s just a total s—show circus. It’s going to be totally awesome. This is what everybody wants, and these are the biggest games that you kind of dream about as a kid.”

The USA-France winner will take on England in the semifinals.

U.S. Manager Jill Ellis Benched Lindsey Horan Against Spain

USA manager Jill Ellis benched Lindsey Horan against Spain and received criticism after the team’s worst performance of the tournament. It will be interesting to see if Ellis keeps Horan on the bench, or if she makes an adjustment. Ellis noted that part of the decision had to do with Horan already receiving a yellow card.

“You can’t just live cautiously, I think, when you’re in a knockout game. I think you have to coach in the moment and make those decisions,” Ellis noted to the Los Angeles Times. “It felt that we started to gain momentum, and I think as a coach you have to read that moment.”

Here is a look at the USA’s starting lineup and roster against France.

USA vs. France Starting Lineup

For the second straight match, Rose Lavelle gets the start over Lindsey Horan.

GK Alyssa Naeher
D Crystal Dunn
D Becky Sauerbrunn
D Abby Dahlkemper
D Kelley O’Hara
M Samantha Mewis
M Julie Ertz
M Rose Lavelle
F Megan Rapinoe
F Alex Morgan
F Tobin Heath

France Starting Lineup vs. USA

USWNT Roster for World Cup

1 GK Alyssa Naeher
2 F Mallory Pugh
3 M Samantha Mewis
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn
5 D Kelley O’Hara
6 M Morgan Brian
7 D Abby Dahlkemper
8 M Julie Ertz
9 M Lindsey Horan
10 F Carli Lloyd
11 D Ali Krieger
12 D Tierna Davidson
13 F Alex Morgan
14 D Emily Sonnett
15 F Megan Rapinoe
16 M Rose Lavelle
17 F Tobin Heath
18 GK Ashlyn Harris
19 D Crystal Dunn
20 D Allie Long
21 GK Adrianna Franch
22 F Jessica McDonald
23 F Christen Press