Two of the most important players on the United States women's national soccer team are starting off the imminent World Cup campaign in the best way possible: by tying the knot.
Defender Ali Krieger and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris have announced their engagement via People Magazine.
Not only are both members of the couple starts for their country, they play together for the Orlando Pride of the NWSL. Both of them are in the middle of career years, and somehow found a way to make things even sweeter.
Krieger offers versatility as a right back and center back for club and country. The reason Orlando's backline is so tough to break down is largely due to her veteran leadership. The Penn State grad has 98 caps for the Stars and Stripes.
Veteran defender Ali Krieger said she wants to set the tone for the young ones. Here's Krieger battling rookie Marisa Viggiano. More photos from Orlando Pride training coming soon. pic.twitter.com/nILrskxRVg— Jordan Culver (@JordanCulver) March 6, 2019
Harris has emerged as the best option between the sticks ever since the retirement of Hope Solo. With terrific reactions and skill with her feet, the 33-year-old Harris looks like a player entering her prime rather than declining near the end of her career. She has 20 international caps to her name since her US debut in 2013.
It's hard for a goalie and a defender to have better chemistry than Krieger and Harris.
Hopefully, #Krashlyn puts a 2019 World Cup trophy on their registry.