Chelsea FC and the United States Men’s National Team fans were shocked to learn this morning that Christian Pulisic has tested positive for Covid-19.
Pulisic last practiced with the team on Tuesday, but hasn’t been seen since. According to British regulations, he must now isolate for ten days.
“Christian…he had a positive test and needs to follow the regulations, therefore he wasn’t in training and wasn’t available for the game,” Tuchel said before of Chelsea’s meeting against Arsenal FC at the Emirates tomorrow.
Even more pressing for USMNT supporters is the question of whether Pulisic will be cleared in time for the start of World Cup qualification on September 2nd.
Next week, head coach Gregg Berhalter is set to release his roster, and the race will be on to see if Christian will be approved and acquire the necessary paperwork to join the squad.