“I’m grateful for everything this country has given me, but I feel the need to support the Black Lives Matter movement because I know this privilege isn’t the same for everyone. This
is just the start. There is much more work to be done."
-- Washington Spirit coach Richie Burke
, who was born in England and first came to the United States in the 1980s to attend
American University, on joining players from the Spirit and Chicago Red Star in kneeling during the national anthem before their opening game at the NWSL Challenge Cup. (AP