For one minute in Orlando City Stadium, where noise is amplified to so that cheers can be deafening, there was absolutely no sound.
Before the United States women’s national team kicked off the Shebelieves Cup finale against England, the PA announcer called for a moment of silence to honor Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old soccer player at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who was killed during a mass shooting at the school that took the lives of 17 people.
The stadium went silent and a picture of Alhadeff was shown on the video board.
Before the game, the teams were also allowed to tour the U.S. locker room at Orlando City Stadium.
USWNT star Alex Morgan and the rest of the team agreed to host the family and teammates of Alhadeff after Jamie Morris, a captain on the school’s soccer team, posted a tweet asking the women’s national team to honor Alhadeff.
Morgan also extended an invitation for the group to any Orlando Pride game.
The Pride kick off their season March 24 against Utah Royals FC.
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