When the soccer stars first connected at a U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team camp in 2010, “It was definitely for me like a love-at-first-sight type of thing,” goalkeeper Harris told Sports Illustrated.
Whenever they were afforded free time, “We would sit and have really long conversations and talk about our hopes and dreams and what we wanted to accomplish,” she said. “We were just so infatuated with each other, and all of our goals aligned. I just felt like it was so effortless.”
Her wife, agrees, noting how captivated she was by Harris’ easy confidence. “I think I was more myself when I hung out with her, and that’s when I knew she would become someone important in my life.”
It took some nine years for them to make it to the altar in December 2019, but it was well worth the wait, the Miami bash, officiated by Leroux, with Rapinoe as maid of honor, coming just five months after the Orlando Pride teammates’ joint World Cup win. “I don’t know if we can top 2019,” defender Krieger admitted, “but we’re going to try.”
Cut to them welcoming daughter Sloane in early 2021. ”It’s a feeling you can’t describe,” Krieger told E! News. “I understand why moms will do anything for their children. Everyone says, ‘You’ll understand one day when you have a child,’ and now we do.”