World news – Alex Morgan ruled out the US training camp after a positive COVID-19 test

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The camp ends with friendly matches against Colombia on January 18th and 22nd. The capacity for each game is limited to a maximum of 4,000 fans. – Getty Images

Two-time World Cup winner Alex Morgan, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, will not attend a January training camp in Orlando that will be followed by two friendly matches against Colombia, the US said Women’s National Team (USWNT) on Wednesday with.

The list of training camps for 27 players, which marked the return of World Cup winners Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Mallory Pugh, was made the day after Morgan said they and theirs Family tested positive for COVID-19 over Christmas revealed.

The team said Morgan « followed mandatory quarantine protocols and did well, » and head coach Vlatko Andonovski told reporters on Wednesday that he was in with the striker Contact stand.
USWNT star Alex Morgan tests positive for COVID-19

« Slowly but surely, they are putting everything behind them and dealing with the virus very well, » said Andonovski, who took over from long-time coach Jill Ellis in October 2019.

There were nineteen players on the training camp’s squad Joined the United States roster in the Netherlands on November 11th to take on the final action of 2020 when they won a rematch of the 2019 World Cup final 2-0.

Rapinoe, Lloyd and Pugh were not in the previous two camps of the national team and saw limited or no action for their national women’s football league clubs in 2020.

Andonovski, who banned Pugh from the Olympic qualifying team a year ago, said the striker had « enormous potential ».

« Us everyone knows how good time can be, « said the 44-year-old, who previously coached the NWSL team OL Reign. « She is on track to do well physically and now we just have to see technically and tactically. »

Christen Press, a Manchester United women’s Super League striker, will stay in England for getting fit again after illness without COVID-19.

Striker Tobin Heath, who also plays for Manchester United, is staying in England to play in the Women’s Super League in January.

Camp ends with friendly matches against Colombia on January 18th and 22nd. The capacity for each game is limited to a maximum of 4,000 fans.

Ref: https://sportstar.thehindu.com

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