|Desc||Star-laden USA boasted a plethora of big names at France 2019 who were central to their fourth Women’s World Cup triumph and among them was Julie Ertz. The versatile No8 was the heartbeat in the Stars and Stripes midfield in France and also scored eight goals and picked up seven assists in her 2018 club campaign with Chicago Red Stars|
|Org||USA Women National Team|
|Club as Player||Chicago Red Stars|
2018 04 28 Retrieve
[Julie Ertz writes about playing in her first FIFA Women’s World Cup match] That first game day, against Australia, was like a movie, almost, the way the excitement built up. Our locker room was pretty far away from the field, so you couldn’t hear anything at first. It was so quiet. We went through our pre-game stuff in the locker room just like any other game, but as soon as we opened the doors, we could hear this faint chanting. U-S-A! U-S-A!! U-S-A!!!! It got louder and louder with every step down the tunnel. And finally, when we got out to the field, it was just like … Wow. I still get goosebumps even thinking about it. And every game it got louder and more exciting. We were in Canada, so we weren’t sure what to expect. But so many of our fans made the trip, and they kind of took over. That moment was really special
2019 07 10 Retrieve
[Julie Ertz says having husband Zach in the stands was so emotional and a huge motivator to win World Cup] I couldn’t believe that our schedules aligned. He was able to be there from the second game [of the tournament] on, which is insane.
Honestly, it was really emotional. I never really got the chance in such a big tournament to turn to the stands and see Zach. And they gave family seats that were right there, row 1, I got to see him during the national athem, I’m already emotional and then seeing him, my best friend, my number one supporter, I couldn’t do what I do without him
It was so much motivation. I was like, ‘NO MATTER WHAT WE ARE WINNING BECAUSE MY HUSBAND’S [HERE]’.
[Let’s just say it was a wild experience for the whole Ertz family] It was crazy. Obviously I’ve seen the work that Julie and all these girls have done for the past four years. Our schedules rarely line up. I’ll have a bye week during the year and I’ll fly to Canada to watch a soccer game instead of being on vacation. I thought she played unbelievable the entire tournament. The way she dominated on the pitch was so fun to watch and I was just so proud of her
2019 08 29 Retrieve
[Julie Ertz writes about playing in Philadelphia on the USWNT’s Victory Tour, where she shared the same dressing room that husband Zach usually uses for the Philadelphia Eagles] It’s a pretty amazing game day in Philly. Sharing a locker with my husband and a record attendance! Philly you always show up and always amaze me. I’m usually in the stands at the Linc but today I get to see the stadium in a different view. #ertzgameday
2019 12 14 Retrieve
[U.S. Soccer has announced that Julie Ertz has been voted the 2019 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year] It’s been a whirlwind of a year and one that I’m extremely grateful for. My team lifted me up in so many ways and our experiences on and off the field in 2019 just encapsulate the love I have for the national team and for wearing this crest and what it represents
All of my teammates just had such an amazing year and we all know it takes an entire team to win a World Cup or have a successful club season. We are all a sum of the people around us, so I want to especially thank (my husband) Zach and my family, all my coaches for the national team and the Red Stars, and all my teammates for their never-ending support. It’s emotional to be recognized in this way and it’s a cherry on top of a beautiful 2019. It’s incredible