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Lindsey Horan tests positive for COVID-19, will miss USWNT game vs. Netherlands

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Lindsey Horan tested positive for COVID-19 and will not travel to the Netherlands for the United States women’s national team’s international friendly against the Dutch on Nov. 27, U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday. Florida State University midfielder Jaelin Howell will replace Horan on the U.S.’ roster.

Horan tested positive during U.S. Soccer’s pre-trip testing procedures. U.S. Soccer says that no other players have tested positive at this time. Horan said in a tweet that she is doing well and following quarantine protocols.

The U.S. conducted a training camp in Colorado last month with zero confirmed positive cases after 685 total tests.

Head coach Vlatko Andonovski will have 23 players in camp for the match against the Netherlands, which will be the final of the year and first in over eight months for the United States women.

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UPDATED USWNT – Netherlands Training Camp Roster (Club; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit; 0), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 63)

DEFENDERS (8): Alana Cook (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA; 1/0), Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 61/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 26/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 104/24), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 131/2), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC; 1/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 177/0), Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride; 45/0)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 102/20), Jaelin Howell (Florida State; 0/0), Rose Lavelle (Manchester City, ENG; 45/12), Catarina Macario (Stanford; 0/0), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 15/1), Samantha Mewis (Manchester City, ENG; 67/18)

FORWARDS (6): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 2/0), Tobin Heath (Manchester United, ENG; 168/33), Alex Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur, ENG; 169/107), Christen Press (Manchester United, ENG; 138/58), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 28/9)


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