niki crossing


“She was the first person I met when I came into professional soccer. I started my journey with her. She was my best friend at first sight when I came into St. Louis. She took me under her wing. So many people come in and out of my life with this job, but she’s one who’s always stuck and stayed, had my back through good times and bad. And pushed me to excel and get me to the place where I am today. I owe a lot of credit to her. It’s an emotional ride for us. For her to play her last game here, it was an emotional moment for us. I know that she’s going to be incredible no matter what she does. She’s an incredible human being. I’m so honored to be able to share a field with her and a team from last year with her. The game lost a very good person, and I only wish her a life long of happiness and good health. Same to her family.” - Ashlyn Harris after Niki Cross’s last match (cr: kevin parker)