Macario out of USWNT friendlies against Sweden, France

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Macario out of USWNT friendlies against Sweden, France


Catarina Macario was excluded from two United States national team matches in Europe this month due to a coronavirus outbreak in her France club team.
Several Lyon players have tested positive this week and the team has been quarantined.

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Macario, a former Stanford star player who won two consecutive MAC Hermann trophies as the country’s top college player, was not among those who contracted the virus, US coach Vlatko Andonovsky said.

But because of team quarantine and US team protocols, she wouldn’t have time to train with the team before matches. The United States, which is preparing for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, will face Sweden in Stockholm on April 10 and France in Le Havre on April 13.

“We only have a few workouts on this trip so we felt it was in Cat’s best interest that she stay in Lyon and make sure she gets back into shape with her club once. his quarantine is over, ”Andonovski said in a statement.

Lyon have had to postpone their UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg with Paris Saint-Germain due to the outbreak. This match had been set for last Wednesday but was moved to April 18. Lyon won the first leg 1-0.

Chelsea and Barcelona have already qualified for the semi-finals. The winner between Lyon and PSG will face Barcelona, ​​while Chelsea will meet Bayern Munich.

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