Soccer News NetBig Apple SoccerLA Soccer NewsChicagoland Soccer NewsDallas Soccer NewsPhilly Soccer NewsNew England Soccer NewsChicagoland Soccer News HomeD.C. Soccer NewsSunshine Soccer News
U.S. National Team

U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

July 5, 2015
SHE'S READY
Morgan Brian can play for the USA

By Michael Lewis
BigAppleSoccer.com Editor

Moran Brian isn't afraid to get airborne while battling for the ball.
Moran Brian isn't afraid to get airborne while battling for the ball.
Linda Cuttone/Sports Vue Images



VANCOUVER -- Midfielder Morgan Brian is ready to play for the United States in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.

Brian was involved in a head collision with Germany's Alexandra Popp in the first half of the Americans' 2-0 semifinal win in Montreal Tuesday.

Both players went up for a head ball and cracked heads. Popp wound up bleeding and needed a bandage around her head for the second half and Brian looked out of sorts.

"She's been great," USA head coach Jill Ellis said in a press conference Friday. "Trained 100 percent today. The medical staff has done their job and their diligence. She looked good out there in training."

It was determined on Wednesday that Brian had not suffered a concussion.

Brian, the youngest player on the team at 22, played a key role in the USA victory. She was inserted to play as a holding midfielder alongside Lauren Holiday while Carli Lloyd was pushed up front to be a withdrawn forward.

There is speculation that Ellis will deploy the same lineup when the Americans face off with Japan at B.C. Place Sunday.
   
Contact Us | Help | Advertising Information | Terms of Use |Privacy Policy | Site Map
Sports Vue Interactive
© 2015 Sports Vue Interactive, LLC All Rights Reserved