USWNT striker Alex Morgan tests positive for coronavirus
The FIFA Women’s World Cup champion announced that she and her immediate family contracted coronavirus during the holidays in California.
Alex Morgan ended her four-month loan with Tottenham in December to return to Orlando Pride for the 2021 season in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The two-time World Cup champion returned to the pitch on 7 November after a 15-month break due to the birth of her daughter Charlie.
The 31-year-old made five appearances with the Spurs and scored 2 goals. The reason she decided to return to the NWSL is because she wanted to help the league grow and didn’t want to stay more than a year in England.
Could miss the entire USWNT training camp
Morgan was recently called to the USWNT January training camp ahead of the participation in the 2021 Olympic games. Unfortunately she may miss the camp because she announced on Tuesday that she and her close family had tested positive for coronavirus and they all contracted the virus during the holidays while in California.
"Unfortunately, my family and I closed out 2020 learning that we had contracted COVID while in California over the holidays," Morgan posted on Twitter. “We are all in good spirits and recovering well.
“After our isolation is completed, I will follow US Soccer’s return to play guidance to ensure my body is fully recovered and I can join my teammates back on the field soon. Be safe and happy new year.”
The USWNT training camp is between 9- 29 January under the new head coach Vlatko Andonovski. The national team is getting ready to return to the pitch after a long hiatus due to the pandemic and they will play in the SheBelieves tournament in February.