Two U.S. soccer players have really scored.
The U.S.. team made it three straight victories at the FIFA World Cup by beating Sweden 2-0 Thursday, but Ali Krieger and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris already had a good reason to pop a bottle of Veuve Clicquot.
They’ve won each other’s hearts.
In March the two announced their engagement in People magazine. Harris proposed when the two were on a weekend getaway in Clearwater Beach, Fla., Krieger said.
Krieger and Harris, who both play for Orlando Pride met in 2010, when training with the national team.
“We became really close friends, and we just hung out, we clicked, and we had so much in common,” Harris told the magazine. “We always sat next to each other on the bus and on flights, and we kind of just talked about our dreams and our hopes and what we wanted to do one day when we grew up. Because at the time, we were kids.”
Fans noticed the romance, and gave the couple the nickname Krashlyn.
"Since being with Ash, I really feel like I’ve blossomed into the woman that I want to be, and she’s helped me become the woman I am,” Krieger said.
They’ve been engaged since September of 2018. But the bells will ring soon.
“The celebration will be in December,” Harris said, “so there’ll be a lot of teammates there, that’s for sure.”
“She is what makes me. She is my life. She is the person I am spending the rest of my life with,” Harris told the Associated Press.