The United States would be affected by COVID-19 restrictions
According to the statement from the Premier League of England where all its teams refuse to assign players who are going to have activity in the country in the “red list” of Great Britain due to COVID-19 restrictions, the United States team would suffer losses very important: Christian pulisic, from Chelsea, to get started.
Although the United States as a country is not on that red list, because it belongs to the amber, the selection must begin its passage in the Octagonal Final of Concacaf with two of its three matches outside the American Union.
On September 2, the United States plays in El Salvador; then he receives Canada on the 5th, and travels to Honduras on September 8th. Both Central American countries are on the “red list.”
The rules for countries on the “red list” are that visitors must observe 10 days of total quarantine before returning to their life in England or being able to interact on British soil freely. That implies that giving up the players would result in losses for the British teams after the next FIFA date.
In addition to Pulisic, who is currently infected with COVID-19, but could hypothetically be ready for the tie, there are 12 other American footballers participating in leagues in the United Kingdom.
In the Premier League are Pulisic (Chelsea), Matthew Olosunde (Preston North End), Erik Palmer-Brown (Manchester City), Josh sargent (Norwich City), Zack steffen (Manchester City) and Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham).
What is not yet known is whether the Championship League and League One will apply the same refusal, because that would affect even more the Stars and Stripes team, because six more players are active there, among which stand out Ethan horvath (Nottingham Forest) and Antonee robinson (Fulham), who were recently called up by coach Gregg Belhalter.