U.S. National Women’s Football Team players Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris announced they adopted a baby girl last week and were not part of the SheBelieves Cup roster of the team, but they were not forgotten by their teammate Megan Rapinoe.
The USWNT faced Brazil in their second game of the four-team event in Orlando on Sunday. Up 1-0, Rapinoe hit a volley in the 88th minute to give the United States an insurance goal. She then ran to an FS1 camera and, with a smile on her face, pretended to be rocking a baby, in honor of Krieger and Harris. She then gave a kiss.
The United States went on to win 2-0, their second SheBelieves Cup victory. Ahead of the team’s first win over Canada, Harris posted on her Instagram Story that she and her baby, Sloane Phillips, wished Rapinoe good luck via FaceTime, with a caption that read, “Pre-game, Pep talk to my aunt P. ”
Krieger and Harris were both members of the 2019 World Cup winning squad along with Rapinoe. Married since 2019, Krieger and Harris announced on February 14 that they had adopted Sloane, born two days earlier. They are not on the official team roster, but they weren’t forgotten by “Auntie P.”