"Those that were collectively kneeling felt like we were kneeling to bring about attention to police brutality and systemic racism, and I think we decided that moving forward we no longer feel the need to kneel because we are doing the work behind the scenes. We never felt we were going to kneel forever, so there was always going to be a time that we felt it was time to stand. I think we're all proud that we are doing the work behind the scenes and it was just a game that we felt we were ready to move into the next phase and just continuously fight for change."
-- U.S. women's national team defender Crystal Dunn
on the decision of all U.S. players to stand before Sunday's match against Brazil at the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando. In 2020, U.S. Soccer rescinded its "Rapinoe rule," which required players to “stand respectfully” for the playing of the national team. In the first four games since the policy was dropped, most but not all starters knelt.