Sauerbrunn out for World Cup opener with quad injury

Veteran defender Becky Sauerbrunn was not in the starting lineup for the U.S. national team for its Women's World Cup opener against Thailand on Tuesday because of a minor quad injury

Julie Ertz was moved to the backline for Tuesday night's game and Samantha Mewis got the start in the midfield. The team said Sauerbrunn's injury was minor and sitting out was precautionary.