Two Jamaica National Team Players Ruled Out Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests; Match Will Proceed as ScheduledTwo Other Suspected Cases Have Been Confirmed as Negative
CHICAGO (March 25, 2021) – In coordination with the Jamaica Football Federation, U.S. Soccer has confirmed that two players on the Jamaica National Team have tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be eligible to participate in the match.
The players did not have any high-risk contact with any other players or staff prior to, or following, their arrival to Austria.
Two other members of the delegation had a positive test and were also placed into isolation. They have subsequently received two consecutive negative test results, and per UEFA and U.S. Soccer protocols have been deemed eligible.
The match 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.
U.S. Soccer is grateful for the support and cooperation of the Jamaica Football Federation in ensuring a safe environment for all members of the delegations.
The USMNT returns to action against Jamaica on March 25 at Stadion Wiener Neustadt in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Kickoff in the rematch of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Semifinal is set for 1 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, UniMás and TUDN.