World Cup Newlyweds: Salt Lake’s Kate Pappas & Kyle Beckerman

As soccer's biggest event kicks off in Brazil, meet the new Mr. & Mrs. Beckerman

The World Cup 2014 kicks off in Brazil today, and we’re getting in the soccer spirit by taking a look back at the engagement photos of Kate Pappas and Real Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman. The local dreadlocked midfielder is competing in his first World Cup this summer, aka the biggest sporting event in the world. NBD.

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See more photos here.

But that’s not the only exciting thing to happen to Beckerman in 2014: He and Pappas tied the knot at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in downtown Salt Lake City back in January. Stay tuned for the duo’s wedding pics and Pappas’ gorgeous bridal photos!

We’re not the only ones to spotlight the newlyweds this week. Vogue.com included Mr. and Mrs. Beckerman in their roundup of The 12 Most Attractive Soccer Players at the 2014 World Cup. Anna Wintour clearly knows what’s up.

Congrats Kate and Kyle! We’re sending good vibes to Brazil!

[photographs by Matt Clayton]