- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - Megan Rapinoe was in the starting lineup for the United States on Tuesday night against Colombia at the Olympic.

The winger tore her right ACL during a training session in Hawaii before a scheduled World Cup victory tour match last December and required surgery. She hasn’t played in a competitive match since October.

Rapinoe, who helped the United States win the gold at the 2012 London Games and clinch the World Cup title last year in Canada, has looked fit during warmups since the team arrived in Brazil.

The start for Rapinoe was one of several changes U.S. coach Jill Ellis made to the lineup for the match in Manaus. With victories in the first two matches, the Americans were already assured a spot in the quarterfinals.


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