I tend to be moderate to liberal in my thinking and Im not very religious. Despite that I seem to find myself on the other side of this issue and can't avoid looking back at the Rapinoe protests of a year ago. In both cases a player in the US player pool chose to take action because they strongly believed in something. In both cases fans quickly lined up on both sides of the issue leading to heated arguments. I don't think either player was treated any better or worse by USSoccer but in Rapinoe's case the matter was settled by USSoccer making it clear that if she wanted to play for the team she was required to stand during the anthem. My question is was Hinkle given a similar ultimatum and if so did she refuse to set her beliefs on the subject aside and wear the uniform regardless? If this was the case I would feel much better about the situation than trying to believe as Ellis has stated that Hinkle simply wasn't good enough to make this roster.