Rapinoe has two goals in each of the last two games for the United States and five for the tournament. She shares the lead for most goals at the World Cup with three others, including teammate Alex Morgan and England’s Ellen White.
Rapinoe did not participate in pregame warm-ups.
U.S. Soccer did not give a reason for the change.
England also made a big change, replacing goalkeeper Karen Bardsley with Carly Telford. Bardsley has a hamstring injury.
Bardsley had not allowed a goal in England’s last four matches in France.
Defender Rachel Daly and forward Beth Mead both started after coming off the bench in England’s quarterfinal victory over Norway.
Source: FOX Sport