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Megan Rapinoe FaceTimed Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger’s infant daughter for luck before SheBelieves Cup win

Summary List PlacementMegan Rapinoe started in the US Women's National Team match against Canada Thursday night. But before she took the pitch for the first of three SheBelieves Cup games with the USWNT, Rapinoe made a call seeking some last-minute good luck. The pink-haired forward FaceTimed her squads newest cheerleader —...

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Megan Rapinoe started in the US Women’s National Team match against Canada Thursday night.

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But before she took the pitch for the first of three SheBelieves Cup games with the USWNT, Rapinoe made a call seeking some last-minute good luck.

The pink-haired forward FaceTimed her squads newest cheerleader — Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger’s infant daughter, Sloane — before kickoff of the rivalry match. The baby, who was born just last week, was wearing a very tiny USWNT T-shirt with her name on the back and the US Soccer crest across her chest.

Sloane’s moms posted screenshots of the adorable pregame “pep talk” with her “Auntie P” — surely short for Pinoe — to Instagram.

Harris, a goalkeeper, and Krieger, a defender, have long played for the USWNT. Neither player was included on the national team roster for the SheBelieves Cup taking place in their hometown of Orlando, Florida, but it’s possible they were left off the team due to the timing of Sloane’s arrival.

 

Even without her mommies on the pitch, the USWNT held their own and further extended its winning streak that extends back to November of 2019. Though Rapinoe didn’t break through for the lone goal of the match, Rose Lavelle — a favorite of Alex Morgan’s baby, Charlie Carrasco — took care of business with a low-ball finish in the 79th minute.

Now, Auntie P, Lavelle, and the rest of the current USWNT squad will move on to face Marta, Debinha, and Brazil’s national team on Sunday. And Vlatko Andonovski’s squad can rest assured that Sloane will be back to cheer on all her aunties to yet another big win.

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