CHICAGO – U.S. women’s national team midfielder Catarina Macario has returned to France and Olympique Lyonnais.
Macario did so to complete her government-mandated seven-day quarantine so she can be prepared and eligible to play in the club’s UEFA Women’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg match against Danish side Brøndby March 4.
Macario’s departure previously was agreed upon between OL and U.S. Soccer prior to the tournament. Macario played in the USA’s first match of the SheBelieves Cup against Canada Feb. 18, earning her third career cap and second career start.
She will miss the USWNT’s tournament finale against Argentina Wednesday (7 p.m. ET on FS1 and TUDN).
The USA will play that match with 22 players on its roster. The USA needs a win or a tie against Argentina to win the SheBelieves Cup.