Ali Krieger said Friday in an Instagram post that she is “one of a handful of” Orlando Pride players who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, but then tested negative on Tuesday.
The Equalizer first reported on Thursday that the five players Orlando players who tested positive on Sunday — which, along with four staff members who tested positive, prompted the team to withdraw from the upcoming National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup — tested negative in the latest round. The Pride confirmed later Thursday that there were “inconsistencies” in the latest tests.
Krieger posted on Friday: “Confused yet? Yeah, same. You can say it has been a ride of emotions. I am constantly questioning if I did all the right things leading up to this result — and I can confidently say, yes.”
She continued: “I’m gutted. I feel angry, sad, upset, frustrated, disappointed and haven’t really slept in days.”
Krieger expressed hope that there will be more opportunities for NWSL competition this year beyond the Challenge Cup.
The Orlando Pride will continue with further rounds of testing to establish consistency in results.