U.S. Soccer President City Parlow Cone has apologized for the federation's lack of leadership in the fight against racism.
Parlow Cone on Saturday discussed the federation's decision to repeal a policy that required players to stand during the national anthem.
The rule had been adopted by U.S. Soccer in 2017 when national team player Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the anthem in support of Colin Kaepernick's protests of police brutality and racial injustice.
It was repealed this week during a special meeting called by Parlow Cone.
On Saturday, she apologized to African Americans and other minorities "for us not being leaders in this fight."