| USA TODAY
U.S. women’s national soccer team players Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris announced they adopted a baby girl last week and are not on the team’s SheBelieves Cup roster, but they haven’t been forgotten by 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 U.S. an insurance goal. She then ran toward a FS1 camera and, with a smile on her face, pretended to rock a baby, in honor of Krieger and Harris. She then blew a kiss.
The United States went on to win 2-0, its second win of the SheBelieves Cup. Before the team’s first win against 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, “Pregame pep talks with my Auntie P.”
Krieger and Harris were both members of the 2019 World Cup-winning team along with Rapinoe. Married since 2019, Krieger and Harris announced on Feb. 14 that they had adopted Sloane, born two days prior. They aren’t on the team’s official roster, but they haven’t been forgotten by “Auntie P.”