The British government keeps Panama on its list of high-risk countries for the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the United States team could suffer the absences of its star Christian Pulisic and other players in clubs in the United Kingdom for its October 10 duel with its Panamanian counterpart, in the CONCACAF qualifying rounds for the World Cup.
The United States National Team will face against Panama on October 10, in the middle of the scheduled home games against Jamaica on October 7 in Austin, Texas, and against Costa Rica on October 13 in Columbus, Ohio.
The problem, in this case, is that Great Britain requires that all those who visit a country on its red list serve a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in England. The game in Panama before the Columbus match would prevent Pulisic from joining Chelsea for their Premier League engagement at Brentford's home on October 16 and for a Champions League home match against Malmö four days after.
The truth is that the coach of the USMNT, Gregg Berhalter, could be forced to leave Pulisic and other elements of British clubs in the United States training between the two home games, causing Berhalter to call in more reinforcements.
USMNT: Who are the players that would not travel to Panama?
The USMNT wouldn't be able to call Chelsea superstar striker Christian Pulisic for the next World Cup qualifiers window, due to this regulations unless they change before that. Besides him, the other players that wouldn't be able to call up: Zack Steffen, Ethan Horvath, Josh Sargent, Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson.
USMNT: Who are their next rivals in this World Cup qualifiers window
The US National Team will face Jamaica on October 7, Panama on October 10, and Costa Rica 3 days later.
USMNT: How are they doing in the qualifiers for the World Cup?
The USMNT is third in the final round for the World Cup, which brings together all the teams, everyone against everyone back and forth. After 3 games he has 5 points, and is behind Mexico and Canada, although still qualifying directly for the next World Cup in Qatar 2022.