Campbell’s soccer career on hold in Cambodia

Jonny Campbell is half a world away from home and his professional soccer career is on hold, but he knows there are more important things than the game he loves and plays for a living.

Campbell, a Johnson City native who played at Science Hill High School and East Tennessee State, is in his third season in Cambodia. When the coronavirus pandemic began to hit his adopted home in Southeast Asia, it put soccer and life in general into perspective.

“I never expected to see anything like this,” Campbell said. “I believe it’s very important that we do what the doctors are telling us and try to prevent the spread of this virus as much as we can. It would break my heart to see myself lose people I love or see others lose people they love, which is already happening all over the world.

“So my career on hold is the last of my worries at the moment.”

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