19 June 2020

US soccer legend Heather O’Reilly announces birth of first child, William, saying ‘we are spilling out with love’

Former US women’s soccer star Heather O’Reilly has announced the birth of her first child, a baby boy named William.

The three-time Olympic gold medallist, 35, shared the happy announcement with a photo of the new arrival with his arm aloft in an apparent early celebration.

She wrote: "William O’Reilly Werry came into this world at 5:37 am on June 18th. 6 lbs 10 ounces. 

"Clearly a champion," said the former Arsenal player. "Our little prince William! We are spilling out with love."

O’Reilly and her husband Dave Werry, a former college lacrosse player in Canada, initially announced in December they were becoming parents for the first time.

They posted a photo of a pair of trainers captioned: "The world doesn’t know what’s coming. Baby boy joining us in June! Let’s do this."

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