#NWSLChallengeCup: Orlando Pride pull out after six test positive

Orlando Pride players
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Orlando Pride withdraw from the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup due to positive COVID-19 tests among both players and staff.

The club said in a statement on their website: ‘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.’

“This was obviously a difficult and disappointing outcome for our players, our staff and fans, however this is a decision that was made in order to protect the health of all involved in the Challenge Cup,” said Orlando Pride EVP Amanda Duffy. “While we were all excited to see the 2020 Pride on the field this weekend, our priority is now making sure our players and staff safely recover and providing any support wherever and however possible.”

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