USMNT's Zack Steffen tests positive for COVID; Weston McKennie out vs. Canada for breaking protocols

USMNT held to 0-0 draw by El Salvador (1:31)

The United States were left frustrated by El Salvador in their opening match of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. (1:31)

United States men's national team goalkeeper Zack Steffen has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not travel to Honduras for the team's World Cup qualifying match on Wednesday in San Pedro Sula, U.S. Soccer announced Sunday.

Meanwhile, USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie will sit out Sunday's match against Canada at Nashville's Nissan Stadium after violating the team's COVID protocols.

"Unfortunately, I am suspended for tonight's match due to a violation of team COVID-19 protocols,'' McKennie said in a statement he posted on Instagram. "I am sorry for my actions. I will be cheering hard for the boys tonight and hope to be back with the team soon.''

The team also confirmed that Giovanni Reyna will miss the Canada and Honudras matches with a hamstring injury.

Steffen had been already ruled out of the match against Canada with back spasms, which had kept the Manchester City man from traveling to last week's scoreless draw at El Salvador.

A USMNT spokesperson added that Steffen's positive test came subsequent to the squad traveling to El Salvador. Also, another member of the U.S. delegation tested positive.

Steffen has been replaced on the U.S. roster by New York City FC keeper Sean Johnson.

Steffen is the second U.S. star to have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Christian Pulisic also tested positive on Aug. 18, forcing him to quarantine for 10 days from his club, Chelsea, before traveling to the U.S for the qualifying games.