U.S. soccer stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris engaged

U.S. Women’s soccer stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris are planning to wed.

Goalkeeper Ashlyn tells People she actually proposed in September, and her girlfriend of nine years said yes.

They are planning to wed at the end of 2019.

The couple met when they became members of the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2010, and Harris says, “We always sat next to each other on the bus and on flights, and we kind of just talked about our dreams and our hopes and what we wanted to do one day when we grew up. Because at the time, we were kids.”

But they kept their romance a secret at first so it wouldn’t become a distraction for their teammates.

“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 told People. “We became more and more confident within and ourselves and then clearly within our relationship.”

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