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USWNT manager Ellis pronounces Ertz and Morgan 'fine' to face Spain

U.S. women’s national team manager Jill Ellis has said that key performers Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz are both “fine” ahead of Monday’s last-16 match against Spain.

The USWNT will take on Spain at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims with a place in the quarterfinal at stake, but the availability of two of its best players was in doubt following Thursday’s group-stage finale against Sweden.

Ertz missed that game with a hip contusion as the U.S. defeated Sweden 2-0 to cap off a group stage that saw the team win all three of its games while scoring 18 goals and conceding none.