(ABCNEWS) — U.S. women’s soccer player Allie Long’s time in France earned her some nice hardware: a World Cup trophy, first-place medal and a key to New York City, personally handed to her by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Now she’s searching for a copy to the latter.ADVERTISEMENT
Long and her husband, Jose Batista, were staying at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in downtown Los Angeles as the team appeared at Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards when someone apparently entered her room and stole her wedding ring and her key to the city, according to a high-ranking Los Angeles Police Department source.(MORE: US women’s soccer team to make history again with ticker-tape parade)
The couple left their room and used the latch to prop the door open slightly while they visited someone else in the hotel, the source said.
Long and her husband returned to the room, but didn’t realize until Thursday morning that her jewelry, cash and key were missing.
An official told ABC News there is security video from the floor and it is currently being reviewed by LAPD detectives.
The ring is reportedly worth $15,000 — but the key is priceless.
Long is actually from just outside New York City, being raised in Northport on Long Island.
The U.S. women’s national soccer team defeated the Netherlands, 2-0, on Sunday to claim its second consecutive World Cup. The team returned to New York late Monday, spent much of Tuesday doing media appearances and then were feted with a ticker-tape parade Wednesday morning followed by a quick flight across country for the ESPYS at night.(MORE: World Cup champs steal the show at the ESPYS)
They were awarded an ESPY for best team at the show.
Long, 31, is a reserve midfielder for the U.S. women’s team. She only played in one game in this year’s World Cup, an appearance against Chile in the group stage.
She has 45 caps for the national team and has scored six goals.