US Women’s soccer star Ali Krieger made a stop in Washington DC Thursday after taking home the gold medal at the 2019 World Cup earlier this month.
Krieger was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday as the Washington Nationals took on the Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park. Krieger was joined on the visit by her USWNT teammate, fiancee, and fellow two-time World Cup champion, Ashlyn Harris.
Krieger is a native of the Northern Virginia area. Born in Alexandria, she grew up in Dumfries and then spent several seasons playing for her hometown NWSL team, the Washington Spirit, before being traded in 2016 to the Orlando Pride.
The local soccer star showed she has one heck of a pitching arm, putting to shame some other famous first throws–ahem, Alex Ovechkin.