USSF halts National Team games.

By Sean McCaffery, March 12, 2020

Just before noon, USSF made it known they would not hold any games until at least April 30. Curious, with the timing being just 24 hours after the USWNT took another title in the SheBelieves Cup. As the continuing issues around the Corona Virus pandemic spanning the world, the federation thought it best to cancel the NT games for the senior teams and most of the YNT and Extended NT camps already scheduled.

US Soccer Chief Medical Officer, George Chiampas stated "With the health of our players, coaches, staff and fans as our main priority, US Soccer has decided it was in the best interest to cancel the majority of our upcoming domestic and international camps at all levels, including our senior Men's & Women's National Team games in March and April, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We have been in communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local departments of public health, and after those conversations and continuously monitoring the situation, we strongly believe this is the best decision considering the ongoing worldwide health situation.

Impacted here are a pair of USWNT games with Australia on Apr. 10 in UT, Brazil Apr. 14 in San Jose, the first of a half dozen games on the Road to Japan in advance of the Olympics, which themselves are also at risk. The remaining quartet of games have yet to be announced, and details are to follow as they follow the virus. Both games are hoped to get rescheduled. The USMNT was set for Europe for matchups on Mar., 26 with Netherlands, then Mar. 30 with Wales. 

Now their focus goes to the Concacaf Nations League starting with Honduras June 4 at BBVA in Houston with the final and 3rd place games June 7 at AT & T in Arlington. Both are to be the final games for the USMNT as they head to the last round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the fall FIFA windows.