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U.S. Soccer Now Requires Players To 'Stand Respectfully' During National Anthems!

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U.S. Soccer won't stand for silent protesting during the national anthem.

The federation has implemented a policy that requires players, coaches, and anyone involved with the national teams to "stand respectfully" when the national anthem plays before games.

The new rule comes after Megan Rapinoe took a knee during The Star-Spangled Banner before a U.S. women's game last fall to join Colin Kaepernick's protest of racial oppression in the country.

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After the star midfielder took a knee, U.S. Soccer released a statement that they have "an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor the flag while the national anthem is played."

Well, that expectation turned into a requirement when the new policy was revealed on Saturday at U.S. Soccer's Annual General Meeting:

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team May Boycott The Summer Olympics If No 'Real Progress Has Been Made' In Gender Pay Equality!

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When it comes to fighting for equal pay, the U.S. women's soccer team isn't playing around!

Last month, five players from the Women's National Team filed a wage-discrimination complaint against U.S. Soccer because they are paid less than half as much as players on the men's team!

On behalf of the entire women's team, co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and Megan Rapinoe filed paperwork in hopes of achieving wage equality.

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And it looks like the athletes are sticking to their guns. If nothing changes in the federation, the team might use their most powerful bargaining tool in protest of wage discrimination — and not show up to August's Olympics!

In an interview with ESPNW, Sauerbrunn revealed a boycott would "still be on the table" if no progress was made by July, explaining:

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Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, & More Of The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Sue Over Income Inequality — See How Much Less They Make Than The Men's Team!

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The U.S. National Women's Team may have won the World Cup, but now they have their sights set on an even bigger goal — pay equality!

Five athletes from the Women's World Cup championship team have filed a federal labor complaint against U.S. Soccer on behalf of the entire Women's National Team.

According to reports, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Megan Rapinoe filed paperwork claiming that they are paid less than half as much as the men's team players — yet generate TENS OF MILLIONS more in revenue!

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The team's attorney Jeffrey Kessler said that the women of U.S. Soccer earn

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