CHICAGO (Dec. 1, 2020) – U.S. Soccer has confirmed that FC Cincinnati midfielder Frankie Amaya has tested positive for COVID-19. He will be replaced on the roster by Orlando City midfielder Andrés Perea.
Amaya is in isolation and observing the appropriate quarantine protocols. His positive test came during U.S. Soccer’s camp arrival testing procedures. All of his pre-arrival tests were negative.
No other members of the delegation have tested positive at this time. As per protocol, he was not in contact with any other players or staff following his arrival, so there is minimal risk of additional exposure.
Perea, 20, joined Orlando City SC in 2020 on a one-year loan from Atlético Nacional in Colombia. He made 23 appearances for Orlando, including 11 starts. Born in Tampa, Fla., he is a dual citizen of the United States and Colombia. He started all five matches for Colombia at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup and would require a one-time change to represent the USA in international competition.
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.
DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):GOALKEEPERS (3): CJ Dos Santos (Benfica/POR; 0/0), Bill Hamid (D.C. United; 7/0), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy; 0/0), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 17/3), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 1/0), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; 1/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 12/2)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; 1/0), Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 23/2), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 16/3), Andrés Perea (Orlando City SC; 0/0)
FORWARDS (6): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC/CAN; 0/0), Efrain Alvarez (LA Galaxy; 0/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 33/5), Daryl Dike (Orlando City SC; 0/0), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 5/1), Chris Mueller (Orlando City SC; 0/0)