akrieger11: Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of playing professional football for my city and my hometown in front of my friends and family, and possibly retiring in Washington, D.C. I have always wanted to grow the game and ultimately bring a Championship to the city that I call home. Despite falling short of that goal, I gave this city and club everything and I have no regrets. Although the Washington Spirit’s decision to trade me comes as a surprise, I remain very grateful for the opportunity to play professional soccer in my hometown for the past four years, and I want to thank the Washington Spirit organization for that chance. I do think change can be a good thing, especially at this point in my football career. Being too consistent and comfortable in a certain space can be detrimental to personal growth so I must embrace this next opportunity.
To all of my wonderful fans, I truly appreciate your continuous love and support in following my football career. Specifically to the Washington Spirit fans, especially the Spirit Squadron — Thank You! I will always hold a special place in my heart for each of you and please keep crushing the game! I sincerely appreciate the efforts of the Washington Spirit staff and volunteers who put in countless hours to support the team. Thank you to each of my coaches during my time in Washington. I wish you all the best and carry your lessons with me.
Most importantly, I want to thank all of the teammates I had during my time here. You are all incredible women and deserve nothing but the best. Thank you to this year’s team for an unforgettable winning season and an undeniable team chemistry that I will cherish forever. I will miss you all tremendously, and I respect each and every one of you! #BOAB #AnklesWoke
Finally, to the DMV, this is not the end. I will stay very engaged in the DC soccer community to continue to grow the beautiful game in my hometown. I’m very excited for my new journey!
akrieger11: Proud to stand with inspiring, strong women like @ibtihajmuhammad who are breaking down barriers…this is us last night @unicefusa Snowflake Ball literally standing in @katyperry ’s shadow. 😂 #UNICEFsnowflake #StandForHope
akrieger11: I wish I could be marching today with all the inspiring and motivating women around the world to continue to fight for women’s rights and human rights!! I won’t stop speaking up and speaking out for what I believe in! “Unite with Love, resist with Love.” #WomensMarchOnWashington #LoveTrumpsHate (pc: @kylekriegerhair )