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Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris: USA's World Cup winners announce engagement

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Mar 14, 2019 8:36 AM 1+ week ago

Defender Ali Krieger (left) and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris met while playing for the US national side

They hadn't even publicly confirmed they were an item, but two of the USA's 2015 Women's World Cup-winning squad have announced they are engaged.

Orlando Pride's Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris began dating nearly a decade ago when they met playing for the national side.

The couple kept their relationship quiet "so as not to be a distraction to our team-mates and the franchise".

"We wanted to be professional and make sure that we showed up every day and did our job and it wasn't just because we were together, it was because we love what we do and we're really good at what we do," Krieger said.

Orlando Pride fans, who have long suspected the couple's relationship, coined a nickname for the couple, calling them: 'Krashlyn'.

Defender Krieger, 34, made 98 appearances for the US national side and was named on the Fifa Fifpro World XI ...

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