The U.S. men's soccer team has had its hands full preparing for Thursday night's Copa quarterfinal match against Ecuador. But in light of the recent shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people, the team felt it was important to take a stand and voice its solidarity.
In a video posted to YouTube by U.S. Soccer, several men's national team players face a camera and deliver a somber message of support and unity.
"What happened in Orlando was senseless, and our hearts are with everyone affected," say the players. "Some people, unfortunately, believe in hate. They want to silence the voices of people who look differently, think differently and love differently than they do.
"Most of all, they want us to feel divided and alone. But you are not alone. We are not alone. We have always been one nation, one team, but this week, we are simply one nation."