Megan Rapinoe found way to welcome Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris' daughter since USWNT couldn't meet her

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Megan Rapinoe wanted to welcome the newest member of the team, even if the U.S. women aren't able to meet her yet.

Rapinoe celebrated her goal against Brazil on Sunday night by pretending to rock a baby, a shoutout to Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger's daughter, Sloane Phillips. The two-time World Cup champions announced Feb. 14 that they'd adopted Sloane, born two days earlier.

"They live in Orlando and we haven’t been able to see them because of COVID," Rapinoe said after scoring two more goals Wednesday in the U.S. women's 6-0 win over Argentina in the SheBelieves Cup finale.

"It was kind of a bummer for everyone not to be able to see the new baby, so just giving a little love to the new one. We can’t wait to meet her."

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Harris and Krieger are not the U.S. women's first soccer moms. They're not even the first on this squad, with Alex Morgan having daughter Charlie in May.

Megan Rapinoe celebrates her goal against Brazil.
Megan Rapinoe celebrates her goal against Brazil.

But it's been several years since the team has had kids around on a regular basis, and Rapinoe said the U.S. women love the new additions.

"Having kids around the team again, with Charlie here, is amazing," Rapinoe said. "We haven’t had really little ones around the team in a long time, so we’re all super excited and just so happy for them."

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: SheBelieves Cup: Megan Rapinoe acts as greeter for newest USWNT member