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USMNT Dec 09, 2020

U.S. Soccer confirms positive COVID-19 test for El Salvador player ahead of tonight’s match

CHICAGO – U.S. Soccer has confirmed that a player on the El Salvador National Team has tested positive for COVID-19.

The player is in isolation and observing the appropriate quarantine protocols. His positive test came during U.S. Soccer’s arrival testing procedures. All of his pre-arrival tests were negative.

No other members of the delegation have a confirmed positive test at this time. As per protocol, he was not in high-risk contact with any other players or staff prior to, or following, his arrival.

Tonight’s match in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. will proceed as scheduled.

As always, U.S. Soccer’s top priority is the health and safety of its players and staff. U.S. Soccer is committed to following the health practices outlined by the CDC and in the U.S. Soccer Return to Play protocols.