The winger, 33, missed Tuesday's 2-1 semifinal win over England with what she told reporters was a minor hamstring injury.
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She trails teammate Alex Morgan and England's Ellen White, who will play in the third-place game, by a goal.
Proceedings opened up more after the break and both sides were denied by the frame of the goal, but it took until extra time for the decisive goal to arrive, with Groenen producing a fine finish to seal a first-ever World Cup final for her side. She did, however, dance to "Macarena" as it played over the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
At worst, Press starts in the final and doesn't have a great game.
U.S. players had also come under fire for their goal celebrations in a 13-0 win over Thailand earlier in the tournament, long after the game had already been won, and Rapinoe appeared sick of the latest round of criticism.
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Their path to this semifinal was arguably tougher having beaten Canada 1-0 and then a favored German squad 2-1. The Netherlands have won the last two meetings, but the two nations have not met in since 2017.
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Experts said this was the furthest south in the waterway to date where the Chinese military has conducted a major wargame. The United States, a non-claimant country, conducts freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.
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World number 62 Gasparyan was 7-5, 5-4 ahead when she collapsed to the ground on Court Three, suffering with cramping. No. 5 Dominic Thiem , a French Open finalist the past two years, followed them out of the tournament on Tuesday.
In answering how her players have managed to block out the noise, Ellis said: "It goes back to the mindset and the expectation". The USA team take on the winners of that match in the final, Sunday. If she's back to her prolific scoring ways, then watch out.
All eyes have been on Rapinoe in the knockout stage.
But a player who has been in the spotlight throughout this tournament, on and off the field, had more to say when asked to respond to critics who say her words or actions are anti-American. She knelt during the national anthem before two USA games in 2016, as well as with her NWSL team Reign FC.
The U.S. generated more scoring chances in the first half thanks to Tobin Heath, Rose Lavelle and Press. For everything else that all of us fight for, I know I'm very vocal about things but the whole team is [also] in its own right and to be as good as we are, and as consistent as we are with the pressure and the eyes on us at all times and just.
Named one of three US captains before World Cup qualifying last fall, the 34-year-old Rapinoe said Wednesday that little of her public commentary is planned and that she feels increasingly free to speak her mind.