It was a special moment for Tameka Yallop (nee Butt) when she stepped out onto Dick's Sporting Goods Stadium against the United States on Thursday night.
The 27-year-old wore 'Yallop' across the back of her Matildas jersey for the first time since tying the knot with New Zealand footballer Kirsty Yallop.
The Melbourne City player, who wears the trademark number 13, announced on Twitter hours before kick-off that the match would be extra special.
"It was a good day, first time wearing Yallop on the back so it was a special moment for me," the Australian midfielder said after the match.
The pair announced their engagement in 2017 after being together for nearly four years.
They played against each other when Meeks, as she is affectionately known, was a 17-year-old playing in just her second Matildas match while Kirsty was playing for the Football Ferns.
However, it wasn't until the 2015 World Cup in Canada that they finally met and they've been together ever since.
Both have played alongside each other at club level including with W-League outfit Brisbane Roar in the 2015-16 season and with Norwegian side Klepp IL.
The couple were married at Mangawhai Beach, just an hour and a bit north of Auckland in February.