Jan 6, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Amy Berube. [57] She returned to the Spirit in late-July, appearing in a match against the Chicago Red Stars on July 25, which ended in a 1–1 draw. [197] She then joined a 23-player roster for a training camp ahead of two matches against Colombia in early April. A temporary switch to Sweden with Tyresö FF gave her the platform to compete in the UEFA Champions League alongside teammates such as five-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Marta, and Ashlyn’s compatriots Ali Krieger, Meghan Klingenberg, Christen Press and Whitney Engen. [64] Harris was named NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016, she made 62 saves and had a 1.33 goals-against-average in 15 games. It is a quote in German from author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous book The Little Prince , … Given her first cap under the management of Tom Sermanni, Ashlyn appears very much in current U.S. head coach Jill Ellis’ vision for the team. [202][203], On July 12, 2016, Harris was named an alternate for the 2016 Olympic Games. [45] The Spirit finished in last place in the league and did not advance to the playoffs. The team qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 (postponed to summer 2021) in 1st place after beating Canada 3–0 in the final. [31] On July 24, McLeod suffered an ACL tear during a match against FC Gold Pride. [142] She also trained with the team in December[143] and January. [5] The tournament was held in Canada from August 17 to September 1. [216][217] In August 2017, it was announced that she had signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Umbro as its first female brand ambassador. [6][12] She was able to make it back in time for the 2006 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament in November, although she came in as a substitute in every game, a strategy employed by Dorrance. 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Off the field, Harris is known for her distinct sense of style and extensive tattoos and has professed to interests in fashion, music, surfing, and skateboarding. [83], At the age of 16, Harris was the youngest member on the United States team at the U-19 Women's World Championship. [6][14] Harris was named to the 2007 ACC Academic Honor Roll at the end of her sophomore year. [178][179], Harris traveled with the team on a 13-day trip to Europe for matches against France and England in mid-February. [214] In October of the same year, the team was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House. She says that her tattoos are for self-motivation and reminders of her experiences in life: “I have ‘live unapologetically’ and ‘live beautifully.’ It kind of reminds me every single time I look down at my arm to just kind of be true to myself and live with no regrets.”. [12], At her first practice back with the Tar Heels in the summer of 2005, Harris tore her right anterior cruciate ligament, which kept her out for the entire 2005 season. [34], In December 2010, the Western New York Flash, previously part of the W-League, joined the WPS for the 2011 season. “This league is a very special thing and to have the backing of U.S. Soccer just so we can continue to play and to have a career, I’m really appreciative to be here today. In the decisive game, she saved the last penalty from Laura del Río to give the Flash a 5-4 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Independence following a 1-1 draw after extra-time. As you can see, all of these inspiring women have tattoos that symbolize something that they really care about. [33], In December, following the announcement that Engen, Press, and Klingenberg would be staying with Tyresö until the end of the Champions League, Harris announced that she was leaving Sweden in order to return to the Washington Spirit for the 2014 season. The Washington Spirit number one has more than her share of admirers, drawn in by her playing ability and also the personality she exudes. Here are five of our favorite socceristas and their tattoos. [11] She was named Florida Player of the Year for her last two years at Satellite High School. Together with soccer, music is the theme of this site and discussion of it with Ashlyn undoubtedly uncovers more of the person behind the competitive athlete you see out on the pitch. She was the youngest starter on the triumphant U.S. team at the 2002 FIFA Under-19 World Cup, playing in front of an official attendance of 47,784 in Edmonton as Lindsay Tarpley’s golden goal sunk Canada in the final. “I would definitely choose Megan Rapinoe and I would sing a Missy Higgins song because she’s legit and Pinoe’s pretty good at singing her style of music. As far as what happens next, it's out of my control. She was also the most capped U-19 player on the roster. Leroux has several tattoos adorning her body, she says that she’s always had a passion for writing, and a way for her to express her love for letters, she displays them through tattoos on her body. [180] Harris made her fifth appearance for the national team in the match against France on February 8. Today, July 17th, is National Tattoo Day! Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris and Megan Rapinoe attend BODY at ESPYs at Milk Studios on July 14, 2015, in Hollywood, California. [122] The United States moved into the semifinals, where they faced Germany on November 24. Having 23 caps with the U-19 team at that point, Harris was the most experienced player on the roster. Shortly after, the Flash announced they had signed Harris. Numerous teammates have had the chance to witness this but Ashlyn can lay claim to being the first, back in their days together at the University of North Carolina. [74] Harris also appeared in the two warmup games before the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Beneath the picture of a headphone-clad footballer stepping off the team bus before a game, the dance-move celebrations, and the odd song release from a player, there’s a whole world of music within the beautiful game. She started and played all 90 minutes, allowing two goals for a 2–2 draw. The players would take part in a training camp before the two matches starting on September 20. ET, Live on ESPN2", "U.S. Soccer Wire: U.S. Women to Meet Norway Sunday in Blaine, Minn., Live on ESPN at 1 p.m. The idea here is for the player to picture themselves in a 5-a-side line-up, with four of the best they have ever played alongside to go in their team. [72] In early March, Harris was a member of the roster for a two-game tour of Mexico, where she appeared in two games against Costa Rica and Mexico in Pachuca, Mexico. "[29] On May 27, 2010, six weeks into the second season of Women's Professional Soccer, Saint Louis Athletica ceased operations due to financial problems. [192] Harris suited up for the match but did not make an appearance. [4] She started all 25 of her appearances for the team, playing a total of 2163 minutes in goal. [67] Orlando could not duplicate their 2017 success, and finished in a disappointing 7th place. There are many socceristas out there with gorgeous tattoos that embellish their skin and have a special meaning to them. One of her fellow U.S. goalkeepers to feature in WPS and the NWSL is Jill Loyden, and the current Sky Blue FC player is someone who shares Ashlyn’s music love, making for some enjoyable travel to national team practice. [169] Shortly after, she was replaced on the roster by Alyssa Naeher after she suffered a concussion with the Washington Spirit. Ashlyn’s first senior international appearance saw the U.S. advance to the 2013 Algarve Cup final with a 1-1 draw against Sweden and they would go on to beat Germany to win the tournament. [106], On April 28, Harris was named to the 18-player roster that would represent the United States at the CONCACAF U-19 Women's Qualifying Tournament held in Ottawa and Montreal, Canada. [198] She did not dress for either match. “Wu-Tang (Clan). [12] During one spring practice, a ball caught her right hand as she was warming up and shattered her thumb. [227][228] The two got married on December 28, 2019 in Miami. [73] She recorded a shutout in the 4–0 victory over Costa Rica and allowed one goal against Mexico, giving a 2–1 win to the United States. [47] Harris, Spirit teammate Ali Krieger, and former UNC teammate Whitney Engen all signed short-term contracts with the team. She allowed one goal during the match for a 3–1 win for the United States. your own Pins on Pinterest It is time to find out about just some of the players who have left their mark on her through the years. [80] The United States won their group and qualified for the U-19 Women's World Championship. [15], The 2008 season was the first season where Harris was healthy for the entire season. The U.S. are blessed with terrific goalkeeping options and Ashlyn’s form as the final defensive stalwart of a Washington Spirit side placed 4th at present in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has ensured her place. [55], In 2015, Harris missed almost half of the NWSL season due to commitments with the United States women's national team at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. Zeus and Athena are there to symbolise her bond with her father, as are the Hawaiian flowers that once adorned the surfboards he would buy her as a kid back home.