Two-time World Cup champions Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger are splitting up after nearly four years of marriage.
Harris filed for divorce from Krieger in September, People Magazine reported Wednesday.
The two met in 2010 while playing for the U.S. women’s national team, instantly clicking and becoming “really close friends.” Both played for the Orlando Pride together from 2017 until 2021, when they joined Gotham FC. After winning the 2015 and 2019 World Cup titles with the USWNT, Harris and Krieger were married in December 2019.
“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,” Harris exclusively told PEOPLE when announcing their engagement in 2019. “The rest has kind of been history. Here we are nine years later, and we’re going to be getting married this year.”
On their first wedding anniversary in 2020, Krieger shared that the year had been “weird,” but that they had gotten through it together.
“Our first year of marriage got very weird, but we made it through together — crying, smiling and laughing through the difficult moments and sharing an even closer bond than ever before,” Krieger wrote on social media. “Spending A LOT of quality time with you this year has made me love you even more and more each day.”
The former USWNT and Gotham FC teammates share two children — daughter Sloane, whom they adopted in 2021, and son Ocean, whom they adopted in the 2022.
Harris, 37, served as the backup goalkeeper for the USWNT during its World Cup runs in 2015 and 2019. She also became the first NWSL player to reach 500 saves before retiring after the 2022 season. Upon retirement, Harris joined Gotham’s front office in November 2022 as Global Creative Advisor, a newly-created position.
Krieger, 39, is preparing to retire from Gotham FC at the end of the 2023 NWSL season. The defender made 108 appearances for the USWNT from 2008 through 2019.