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2019 Women's World Cup

Sam Mewis is knocking on the door to start. But who do you bench?
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As the United States women’s national team prepares for its first knockout round game — this Monday in Reims against Spain — head coach Jill Ellis faces a big question.

Who doesn’t start?

For the most part, the coach’s preferred starting XI has been locked in for the better part of a year, but a spate of recent injuries has allowed Sam Mewis to start a number of games this spring and summer; and her excellent form is starting to create a bit of a selection headache.

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