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.
"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.
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 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.