Seth Jahn spoke against repeal of what was known as Policy 604-1, put in place in response to US women’s team star Megan Rapinoe kneeling in support of Colin Kaepernick.
US Soccer's board of directors repealed the policy last year but the decision required confirmation by the full membership of the ruling body.
Formula 1: Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc says criticism unfair after social media charges of racism
Leclerc is one of six drivers who chose to stand and not take a knee during all four pre-race anti-racism demonstrations this season.
Trump said he turns away when he sees NBA players kneel during the anthem, although players have said the move is to protest police brutality and social injustice, and is not an insult to the flag, military or nation.
Jonathan Isaac became the first player to not kneel when he stood before he and the Orlando Magic played the Brooklyn Nets.
FIFA appealed Monday for "tolerance, mutual respect and common sense" after US President Donald Trump denounced the annulment of a policy that required football players to stand during the national anthem.
IOC's stance of banning athletes from taking a knee a 'clear breach of human rights', says Global Athlete
The stance of the IOC in potentially banning athletes who kneel in support of anti-racism protests is a breach of human rights, the Global Athlete movement said on Sunday.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed athletes are still banned from protesting at the Olympic Games but Commonwealth Games organisers said they would respect people’s rights to voice their opinions.
The kneeling pose, popularised by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has become a symbol of the fight for racial justice in the United States.
Three years after first taking the knee, Colin Kaepernick to audition for NFL while already commanding bigger stage
In the past three years, Colin Kaepernick has become one of the most prominent, and influential, public figures in American culture, even if he is rarely seen on a TV screen.