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USMNT goalie Zack Steffan tests positive for COVID-19

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The United States men's national team is in the middle of their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers but their number one goalkeeper, former Maryland Terrapins goalkeeper Zack Steffan, is set to miss the remainder of the fixtures during this international window due to a positive COVID-19 test. 

"Steffen's positive result was confirmed through rigorous serial testing in accordance with U.S. Soccer's COVID-19 protocols. After his initial positive result, Steffen was isolated and contact tracing was initiated by U.S. Soccer's medical staff," U.S. Soccer said in a statement.

"His positive result was confirmed with additional testing that was completed today. In addition to Steffen, one other member of the delegation also tested positive and has undergone the same protocol."

As a result, the 26-year-old will miss Sunday's game against Canada and won't travel to Honduras for Wednesday's match against the Central American country.

With Steffan out for these two games, the U.S. is replacing him with New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who is in Nashville to back up Matt Turner.