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Alex Morgan Subbed Out At Halftime vs. Sweden For Seemingly Precautionary Injury Reasons

USA soccer star Alex Morgan warms up.

REIMS, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Alex Morgan of USA warms up prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between USA and Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11, 2019 in Reims, France. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

On Thursday afternoon, the United States Women's National Team took to the pitch for their final Group Stage contest.

After dispatching Thailand and Chile in the first two competitions, the U.S. faced a much stiffer opponent in Sweden.

The USWNT scored in the third minute to take a 1-0 lead, which the team took into halftime.

As they came back out for the second half, there was a notable omission on the roster.

Star striker Alex Morgan was not on the field after suffering an apparent injury. Instead, Carli Lloyd came on in Morgan's place.

According to Yahoo Sports soccer writer Doug McIntyre, Morgan was kicked in the back of the leg in the first half. She limped around for a brief moment before finishing the half.

The injury doesn't appear to be serious as the team takes every precaution to make sure Morgan is healthy for the Round of 16.

Early in the second half, the United States found another goal to move the score to 2-0. If the result holds, the USWNT team will take on Spain in the next round.

The United States set a Women's World Cup record for the most goals in group stage after scoring 18 - so far.

Stay tuned for further updates.