CHICAGO (Nov. 18, 2020) – U.S. Soccer has confirmed that midfielder Lindsey Horan has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not travel to the Netherlands for the U.S. Women’s National Team match against the reigning European champions on Nov. 27. She will be replaced on the roster by midfielder Jaelin Howell.
Horan is currently doing well and is observing the appropriate quarantine protocols. Her positive test came during the U.S. Soccer’s pre-trip testing procedures. No other players have tested positive at this time.
The 20-year-old Howell, who is fresh off helping Florida State win the 2020 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship in which she scored twice, attended the USA’s October training camp in her home state of Colorado. She is uncapped and like her former youth club teammate Sophia Smith, could become the first player born after the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup to earn a full National Team cap. Howell earned 29 Under-20 caps and scored two goals.
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.