Van Egmond’s Pride out of US tournament due to coronavirus

Matildas midfielder Emily van Egmond’s Orlando Pride have withdrawn from the NWSL Challenge Cup in the United States after multiple players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

The Pride were due to fly to Utah this week for the 25-game tournament – one of the first major US professional sports competitions to resume.

Emily van Egmond’s team has pulled out of the pre-season tournament.Credit:Getty Images

But instead the Pride withdrew from the tournament – which will serve as a lead-up to the delayed 2020 NWSL season kick-off.

“Following the testing of players and staff, who were all asymptomatic, it was determined that it would be in the best interest of the health and safety of the players, the staff and the rest of the league that the Pride voluntarily withdraw,” the Pride said in a statement.

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