The U.S. men’s national team has announced that midfielder Christian Pulisic has died of an acute COVID-19 coronavirus infection.
According to the Associated Press, Pulisimic was in South African quarantine when he tested positive for the coronaviruses.
Pulisic was born in the U.K. and grew up in the United Kingdom before joining Manchester United.
He joined the national team as a 17-year-old and spent the next three seasons with the United States.
The 19-year old midfielder was in critical condition in a New York hospital, where he was in intensive care.
He died on Wednesday, the U-S.
Soccer Federation said.
Pulsisic’s father, Michael, told NBC Sports that his son was on life support and had not been admitted to the hospital since his death.
Pursic was an integral part of the USMNT since his debut in 2016, playing in 14 matches during his debut season.
He was named to the 2016 FIFA World Player of the Year, and has helped the team reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The 23-year veteran scored 14 goals in 2016 and also had two assists during the 2018 World Cup in Brazil.
The U.N. and World Health Organization have said the coronovirus poses no health risks to the U, which will continue to play the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups in Russia and Qatar.