Minutes after Derrick Chauvin was found guilty on three counts on the murder of George Floyd, U.S. Soccer issued this statement:
Today’s verdict is one of justice for George Floyd’s family. It does not, however, ease the heartbreak or represent closure. In fact, the ruling serves as a reminder that we all have a responsibility to challenge and end the systemic racism, discrimination and hatred that continues to surface in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces and lives.
As the national governing body of our sport, U.S. Soccer will be a voice for social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion, and we are committed to inspiring change that will be meaningful and lasting. U.S. Soccer has an obligation to lead in this effort on behalf of our membership and National Teams, both of which reflect the diversity of who we are – and have always been – as a nation.