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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

U.S. national teams to wear rainbow numbers on shirts in June friendlies

ESPN's Sam Borden chats with U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati about the U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid.
Taylor Twellman heaps praise on Josh Sargent for his play for the U.S. at the U-20 World Cup and examines his future.
United States U-20 head coach Tab Ramos lauded his side's intensity and ability to take control of the game against Senegal.
Tyler Adams says the U.S. can find more success at the FIFA U-20 World Cup if Josh Sargent continues in his current form.
Josh Sargent scored his third goal in two games to give the United States a narrow win over Senegal in Group F.
Tab Ramos and Luca De La Torre address what the USMNT U20's can do to improve on following their 3-3 draw with Ecuador.

The United States men's and women's national teams will both wear rainbow-colored numbers on their shirts during June friendlies as part of LGBT Pride Month.

The men's squad will wear the shirt against Venezuela on June 3 in Utah, while the women will don them for games in Sweden and Norway.

The game-issued shirts will then be auctioned off for charity, U.S. Soccer said.

U.S. Soccer complaint claims Lyon tampered with Portland's Long - source

Allie Long Portland Thorns
Allie Long of the Portland Thorns, right, is at the center of a tampering complaint against the owner of Lyon.

The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a complaint with FIFA, charging Olympique Lyonnais owner Jean-Michel Aulas with tampering with an under contract player, a source confirmed to ESPN FC.

Sports Illustrated was the first to report the news.

At issue is a tweet that Aulas directed at U.S. international midfielder Allie Long, who plays for the Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League. Aulas invited Long to join up with U.S. teammate Alex Morgan at OL next season.

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

U.S. Soccer passes policy that national team players must stand for anthem

United States players must "stand respectfully" during the national anthems before national team games, U.S. Soccer announced on Saturday.

The new policy was revealed at the national federation's annual general meeting in Hawaii after being approved by the board of directors on Feb. 9.

The bylaw says: "All persons representing a Federation national team shall stand respectfully during the playing of national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented."

The change comes after Megan...