Soccer stars Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris announce engagement
Krieger told NBC News that she and Harris, who both play for the Orlando Pride, have been dating for almost a decade and hope to have kids in the future.
By Brooke Sopelsa
Soccer stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris have a new goal. After publicly announcing their engagement this week with People magazine, the couple is now eyeing a wedding next winter.
Krieger and Harris, who both play for the Orlando Pride, a National Women’s Soccer League franchise, have been engaged since last September. Their family and friends have known since the question was popped, but Krieger said she and Harris wanted to wait for the right time to make “a really nice public announcement.”
“We weren’t expecting all the love and support,” Krieger said of the reaction to their engagement news. “Everyone involved in our soccer team, including fans and supporters, have been so incredible.”
She said Harris proposed to her while the two were on a weekend getaway in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
“She had the ring for a little bit of time. I think she was just planning on the perfect time,” she explained. “It was really sweet and so perfect — exactly what I would envision it to be.”
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Krieger, 34, and Harris, 33, met while playing for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team and have been an item for almost a decade.
“There’s been some ups and downs, but we’ve been together since 2010,” Krieger said. The two started out as friends before their relationship blossomed.
“She has been that constant in my life,” Krieger said of Harris. “Not only is she my partner, but she’s my best friend.”