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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

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

Revisit the USWNT's friendly against Thailand, when Megan Rapinoe chose to kneel during the singing of the national anthem.
Look back at Megan Rapinoe's reasoning for kneeling during the national anthem before their Thailand friendly last September.

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...