During the national anthem, North Carolina Courage and Portland Thorns FC players knelt at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah while wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts.
“We love our country and have used this opportunity to raise it to a higher standard. It is our duty to demand that the freedoms and freedoms on which this nation is based be extended to all.”
In a tweet, NWSL said, “In case you haven’t heard, #BlackLivesMatter.”
In a support tweet, Rapinoe said, “You love to see it. You love to see these women use their voice, looking for better than America and blacks and people of color.”
North Carolina Courage won the game 2-1.