While U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena and team captain Michael Bradley said earlier this week that they don't agree with President Donald Trump's travel ban, at least one player on the team does.
After Trump's executive order regarding policies on refugees and immigration, which included the temporary stoppage of visas being issued to nationals and refugees of seven countries and created quite the uproar, USMNT defender Geoff Cameron told SI.com that he is fine with it.
"I believe it's important to support our President whether he was your candidate or not," Cameron said. "I am pleased he is making security of all Americans one of his top priorities. Our enemies have stated--and in Europe they have proven--they will take advantage of lax immigration procedures for the purposes of staging attacks. A temporary pause on immigration for the purpose of evaluating and improving vetting procedures makes sense. The United States is one of the most generous and compassionate nations. Our ability to care for and support countries and refugees in need resides in our own sense of security. If we don't feel safe, how can we protect others?"
Well, there you have it. A difference of opinions within the U.S. men's national team camp and there is absolutely nothing wrong that. Athletes across all sports are being asked about politics, as they always are, and whether or not you care about their opinion they are being made available. If you were wondering what Cameron, Arena and Bradley thought on the topic, now you know for whatever it may be worth to you.
The difference of opinions should, at the very least, lead to some interesting dinner conversation somewhere down the line in USMNT camp.