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Julie Ertz
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Ertz during a friendly against New Zealand in 2017
Personal information
Full nameJulie Beth Ertz
Birth name Julie Beth Johnston [1]
Date of birth (1992-04-06) April 6, 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [1]
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current team
Chicago Red Stars
Number 8
Youth career
2000–2004 Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club
2004–2010 Sereno Soccer Club
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2010–2013 Santa Clara Broncos 79 (31)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014– Chicago Red Stars 72 (6)
National team
United States U15
United States U18
2012 United States U20
2013 United States U23
2013– United States 77 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of January 22, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 5, 2019

Julie Beth Ertz (née Johnston; born April 6, 1992) is an American soccer player and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She plays as a midfielder for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the highest division of women's professional soccer in the United States, and the United States women's national soccer team. She first appeared for the United States national team during an international friendly against Scotland on February 9, 2013. She has since made 73 total appearances for the team and scored 18 goals.

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FIFA Womens World Cup international association football competition

The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China.

Chicago Red Stars soccer team and National Womens Soccer League franchise in Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Chicago Red Stars is an American professional soccer club based in Chicago, competing in the National Women's Soccer League, who play their home games in SeatGeek Stadium. The team was a founding member of Women's Professional Soccer, and played in the league in 2009 and 2010. After leaving the WPS in December 2010, due to financial issues, the team reorganized and joined the Women's Premier Soccer League for the 2011 season. In 2012, the team competed in Women's Premier Soccer League Elite, the single year this league existed. Since 2013, the team has been competing in National Women's Soccer League.

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Ertz has represented the United States at one FIFA Women's World Cup tournament in 2015. At 23, she was the second youngest member of the team behind 22-year-old Morgan Brian. The United States went on to the World Cup final where she played every minute of all seven games of the tournament and was subsequently named to the FIFA Women's World Cup All-Star Team.

2015 FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament was hosted by Canada for the first time and by a North American country for the third time. Matches were played in six cities across Canada in five time zones. The tournament began on 6 June 2015, and finished with the final on 5 July 2015 with a United States victory over Japan.

Morgan Brian American soccer player

Morgan Paige Brian is an American soccer player and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She is a midfielder for the United States women's national soccer team and the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League. She first appeared for the United States national team during a friendly against Korea Republic on June 15, 2013. She has since made 81 total appearances for the team and scored six goals.

2015 FIFA Womens World Cup Final

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a professional women's football match that took place on 5 July 2015 at BC Place, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to determine the winner of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. It was played between Japan and the United States, in a rematch of the 2011 final. The stakes were high for both sides: if the United States won the match, it would be the only country to have won in three Women's World Cup finals; if Japan had won instead, then it would be the first football team, men's or women's, to win twice under the same coach since Vittorio Pozzo led Italy to victory in the 1934 World Cup and the 1938 World Cup. Ultimately, the United States won 5–2, winning its first title in 16 years and becoming the first team to win three Women's World Cup finals.

Ertz played collegiate soccer with the Santa Clara University Broncos from 2010 to 2013. Following her collegiate career, Ertz was selected third overall by the Chicago Red Stars in the 2014 NWSL College Draft that took place on January 17, 2014. She is in her fifth season with the Red Stars to date.

Santa Clara Broncos college athletics teams representing Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara Broncos are athletic teams that represent Santa Clara University. The school colors are red and white. The mascot is a bucking bronco and the fans are referred to as the "Ruff Riders". The Broncos compete in the NCAA Division I (NCAA) as members of the West Coast Conference of which Santa Clara is a charter member.

The 2014 NWSL College Draft was held on January 17, 2014 at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, PA and was open to the public.

After moving to center midfield for club and country in 2017, Ertz was awarded U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year.

U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year

The U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year is given by the United States Soccer Federation to the American soccer players judged best in the calendar year. The U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award originated in 1984 followed by the Female Athlete of the Year in 1985. Awards for Young Male and Young Female were added in 1998. An award for disabled athletes was added in 2012. The award is considered the highest American accolade for soccer players in the country.

Ertz was again nominated for U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year in 2018 alongside Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, and Megan Rapinoe. [2]

Early life

Born in Mesa, Arizona to Kristi and David Johnston, Julie was raised with her sister Melanie Johnston. [1] The Johnston sisters played for Sereno Soccer Club in Phoenix, Julie played for the 1992 side and Melanie played for the 1990s. Regarding Julie's switch to the team, Johnston stated that "it ended up being the best decision [she's] ever made." [3] Sereno was a nationally known club with alumni that have gone on to play in college, on professional teams and for national teams. [3] Ertz played with the team from 2004 to 2010 on the U13 through U19 teams. She won the state title nine times during her time there and was captain of the team. [4] [5]

Mesa, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is a suburb located about 20 miles (32 km) east of Phoenix in the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south along with Queen Creek, and Apache Junction on the east.

Phoenix, Arizona State capital city in Arizona, United States

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of Arizona, with 1,626,078 people. It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the most populous American state capital, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

Ertz attended Dobson High School in Mesa from 2006 to 2010, where she volunteered as a student athletic trainer all four years. She never played for the soccer team at the school, instead opting to devote her time to playing for Sereno. [6] While at Dobson, Ertz was a member of the National Honor Society. [4]

Santa Clara Broncos, 2010–2013

Ertz attended Santa Clara University, where she majored in communications and played as a midfielder for the Broncos women's soccer team. In 2010, as a college freshman, she played in 20 games, starting 16 and accumulating 1,519 minutes of playing time. At the end of the season, she led the team in assists with five and recorded the third-most shots on the team with 31. She was named WCC Freshman of the Year and received NSCAA All-West Region Second-Team, Soccer America All-Freshman First-Team, All-WCC Second-Team, and WCC All-Freshman team honors. [7]

As a sophomore in 2011, Ertz started all 21 games with nine goals and four assists for the Broncos. She scored four game-winning goals in matches away to Cal Poly, and at home to WSU, Cal and Nevada. She was a MAC Hermann Trophy semi-finalist and was named to the NSCAA All-American First-Team as well as the All-WCC First-Team. [7]

In 2012, which was her junior year, Ertz started 14 of the 15 games she played and led the Broncos with eight goals and was second on the team with five assists. She scored three game-winning goals and recorded an assist in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament in a match against Long Beach State. She was subsequently named to the All-WAC First Team and NCAA Division I Women All-West Region First Team. She was a MAC Hermann Trophy semi-finalist and was named U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year. [7]

In 2013, Ertz played in 22 games and led the team with eight assists and four game-winning goals. She made a total of 12 goals in the season and recorded an assist in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament in a match against University of California at Berkeley. At the end of the season, she was named to the NSCAA All-American First Team, NSCAA All-West Region First Team, All-WCC First Team and College Sports Madness All-WAC First Team. She was also named WCC Player of the Year and College Sports Madness WCC Player of the Year. [7] Overall, Ertz has made 79 appearances and scored 31 goals with the Broncos. [8] [7]

Club career

Ertz (then known as Johnston; left) with the Chicago Red Stars during a match against Houston Dash on July 26, 2014 2014-07-26 JulieJohnston KealiaOhai.JPG
Ertz (then known as Johnston; left) with the Chicago Red Stars during a match against Houston Dash on July 26, 2014

Chicago Red Stars, 2014–

On January 17, 2014, Ertz was selected third overall in the first round of the 2014 NWSL College Draft by the Chicago Red Stars. [9] She subsequently signed with the team for the 2014 season. [10] She made her first appearance for the team on April 19 in a match against the Western New York Flash. She scored the only goal of the match in the 59th minute. [11] In the 2014 season, Ertz started in 21 matches and scored two goals. The Red Stars finished fifth in the regular season with a 9–7–8 record and did not advance to the playoffs. [12] Ertz was named NWSL Rookie of the Year following the 2014 season. [13]

In 2015, Ertz missed almost half of the NWSL season due to commitments with the United States women's national team at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. [14] She returned to the Red Stars on July 22 during a match against the Boston Breakers, which ended in 2–1 victory for the Red Stars. [15] She made 11 appearances for the Red Stars during the 2015 season, playing 990 minutes. [16] The Red Stars finished second in the regular season with an 8–3–9 record and advanced to the playoffs. [17] The Red Stars faced FC Kansas City in the semi-finals of the playoffs on September 13. [18] Ertz started in the match, which ended in a 0–3 defeat for the Red Stars and they were eliminated from the playoffs. [19] Following the 2015 season, Ertz was named to the NWSL Best XI. [20]

Ertz made twelve appearances for the Red Stars during the 2016 season before joining the national team in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. [16]

In the 2017 season, Ertz debuted in a new role in attacking midfield, scoring the winning goal in a 1–0 victory over FC Kansas City in week 2. [m 1] Ertz was named to the NWSL Second XI for the season after leading Chicago to the championship semi-final, where they lost out for the third consecutive season. [21]

Ertz missed the beginning of the 2018 NWSL season as she was recovering from a knee injury suffered at the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, she made her first appearance of the season on April 28 in a 1–1 draw against the Washington Spirit. Ertz played in 15 games for the Red Stars in 2018 as they qualified for the playoffs for the fourth straight season. The semi-final was a rematch with the North Carolina Courage, Chicago lost 2–0 which was their fourth consecutive semi-final loss. [22] Ertz was named the 2018 NWSL Second XI.

International

Youth national teams

In 2006, Ertz attended the United States U14 National Identification Camp. [4] In 2009, she was called into a U18 national team training camp from May 30 to June 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. [23]

In 2012, Ertz competed in international under-20 youth soccer and scored a goal against Switzerland at the La Manga Tournament in Spain. Heading into the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, she had 13 caps and four goals for the U20 team. [24] Ertz captained the United States team to the Japan 2012 U20 FIFA Women's World Cup; winning the 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship along the way. In the main tournament, one of the goals she scored was in the 4–0 semi-final victory over Mexico that advanced the United States to the World Cup finals. [25] In Japan, Ertz captained her team to win the FIFA under-20 world cup, and won the Bronze Ball award herself. [24]

In 2013, Ertz played for the U23 team in the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. The team won the tournament, beating England in the final on March 7. [26]

Senior national team

First caps

Ertz was first called up to the national team in January 2013, when she was on the 29-player roster for a training camp leading up to two matches against Scotland in early February. [27] Ertz made her first appearance for the national team in their first match of the year on February 9, 2013 against Scotland. She came in for Becky Sauerbrunn in the 83rd minute to help the United States win the match 4–1. [28]

Ertz traveled to Europe with the national team for matches against Germany and the Netherlands in early April. [29] On April 9, Ertz started in the midfield in the match against the Netherlands. Ertz scored in the 73rd minute but the referee ruled that she was offside and the goal was called back. The United States won the match, 3–1. [30] In late May, Ertz was named to the 21-player roster that traveled to Canada to train in preparation for a match against Canada on June 2. [31] She did not appear in the match. [32]

Ertz started off 2014 at a national team training camp from January 8 to 15 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center in Carson, California. [33] Ertz was not named to the roster for the 2014 Algarve Cup in March. [34] In late April, Ertz was named to a 22-player roster for a match against Canada on May 8. [35] She was then named to the roster for two games against France on June 14 and 19. [36] Ertz was named to a 19-player roster for a match against Switzerland on August 20 in Sandy, Utah. [37] She came in for Sauerbrunn in the second half and the United States went on the win 4–1. [38]

Ertz joined the national team for a training camp at the end of August in order to prepare for two matches against Mexico in September as well as the 2014 CONCACAF Women's qualifying tournament in October. [39] Initially, she was not named to the roster for the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship that served as a qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. [40] However, one day before the team's first match of the tournament, Ertz replaced an injured Crystal Dunn on the roster. [41] The United States qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup after a semi-final win against Mexico on October 24. [42] Following the CONCACAF Qualifying tournament, Ertz was named to the 24-player roster for the International Tournament of Brasília in Brazil that took place from December 10 to 21. [43] Ertz made one appearance in the opening game of the tournament on December 10 against China, which resulted in a 1–1 draw. [44] The final game against Brazil was a 0–0 draw, but the tournament title was given to Brazil, who had more points from the group stage. [45]

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

Playing in a friendly, May 2015 Julie Johnston.jpg
Playing in a friendly, May 2015

Ertz started off 2015 at a 21-day training camp rom January 5 to 25 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. [46] Following the training camp, she was named to the 24–player team that would travel on a 13-day trip to Europe for matches against France and England in mid-February. [47] On February 21, Ertz was named to the 25-player roster for the 2015 Algarve Cup in Portugal. [48] She started three matches of the tournament, including in the final against France on March 11. During the game, Ertz scored her first international goal in the 7th minute to help the United States defeat France 2–0. [49]

On April 14, Ertz was named to the 23-player roster that would represent the United States at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. [50] She was one of the five United States players that played every minute in all seven matches for the United States during the World Cup. [51] In the 59th minute of the team's semi-final match against Germany on June 30, Ertz pulled down opposition player Alexandra Popp inside the penalty box and was given a yellow card. Celia Sasic took the subsequent penalty kick but missed the net. The United States went on to win the match 2–0 to advance to the World Cup final. [52] In the final, the United States faced Japan on July 5. In the 52nd minute, Ertz attempted to block a free kick but instead scored an own goal. However, the United States still went on to win the match and the World Cup title. [51] Following the tournament, Ertz was named to the FIFA Women's World Cup All-Star Team. [4] She joined the national team on a Victory Tour following their World Cup win that started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 16 and ended in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 16. [53] [54]

2016 Summer Olympics

Yuika Sugasawa is fouled by Ertz in the 13th minute of the match between the United States and Japan on June 5, 2016 Johnston Cleveland.jpg
Yuika Sugasawa is fouled by Ertz in the 13th minute of the match between the United States and Japan on June 5, 2016

Ertz joined the national team for their first training camp of the year at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California from January 5 to 21. [55] She was then named to the 20-player roster for 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament. [56] The United States qualified to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a semi-final win against Trinidad and Tobago on February 19. [57] The United States won the tournament after defeating Canada 2–0 on February 21. [58]

Ertz was named to the roster for the 2016 SheBelieves Cup that took place from March 3 to 9. [59] She came in for Alex Morgan in the 80th minute of the team's opening match of the tournament on March 3 against England. [60] She also made appearances in other two matches of the tournament, helping the United States win the 2016 SheBelieves Cup with a 2–1 win over Germany in their final game. [61] [62]

Ertz joined a 23-player roster for a training camp ahead of two matches against Colombia in early April. [63] In the second match on April 10, Ertz played all 90 minutes and scored two goals to help the United States defeat Colombia 3–0. [64] Ertz was on the roster for another two-game series against Japan in early June. [65] She started in both games and scored a goal in the 27th minute of the second match on June 5. [66] [67]

On July 12, Ertz was named to the 18-player team that would represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. [68] She made her Olympic debut on August 3 in the team's opening match against New Zealand, a 2–0 victory. [69] She did not appear in the team's second group match on August 6 due to a sore groin. [70]

Personal life

Ertz is a Christian. [71] [72] She is married to Zach Ertz, a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League. The two met in college while attending a Stanford Cardinal baseball game. [73] In February 2016, the couple got engaged at the same baseball stadium where they met. [74] They were married on March 26, 2017 off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. [75] [76]

Video games

Ertz was featured along with her national teammates in the EA Sports' FIFA video game series in FIFA 16 , the first time women players were included in the game. [77]

Ticker Tape Parade and White House honor

Following the United States' win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Ertz and her teammates became the first women's sports team to be honored with a Ticker tape parade in New York City. [78] Each player received a key to the city from Mayor Bill de Blasio. [79] In October of the same year, the team was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House. [80]

Player statistics

World Cup and Olympic appearances

MatchDateLocationOpponentLineupResultCompetition
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
1
2015-06-08 [81] Winnipeg, Canada Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Start3–1 W Group stage
2
2015-06-12 [82] Winnipeg, CanadaFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Start0–0 D Group stage
3
2015-06-16 [83] Vancouver, Canada Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Start1–0 W Group stage
4
2015-06-22 [84] Edmonton, Canada Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Start2–0 W Round of 16
5
2015-06-26 [85] Ottawa, Canada Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Start1–0 W Quarter-final
6
2015-06-30 [86] Montreal, Canada Flag of Germany.svg Germany Start2–0 W Semi-final
7
2015-07-05 [51] Vancouver, CanadaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Start5–2 W Final
2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
8
2016-08-03 [87] Belo Horizonte, Brazil Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Start2–0 W Group stage

International goals


Goal
DateLocationOpponentLineup#MinAssist/passScoreResultCompetition
12015-03-11 [m 2] Flag of France.svg  France 1.17 Lauren Holiday

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Algarve Cup: Final
22015-04-04 [m 3] Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1.178Lauren Holiday

5150.01005 3–0

5250.02005 4–0

Friendly
32015-05-10 [m 4] San Jose Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 1.154Lauren Holiday

5150.01005 3–0

5250.02005 3–0

Friendly
42015-08-16 [m 5] Pittsburgh Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica

off 45' (on Engen)

1.136 Megan Rapinoe

5150.01005 3–0

5250.02005 8–0

Friendly
52015-09-20 [m 6] Birmingham Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti

off 45' (on Engen)

1.11 Kelley O'Hara

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 8–0

Friendly
62016-04-10 [m 7] Chester Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 2.142 Tobin Heath

5950.09005 2–0

6050.10005 3–0

Friendly
72.279Tobin Heath

5950.09005 3–0

82016-06-05 [m 8] Cleveland Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1.127 Allie Long

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Friendly
92017-07-31 [m 9] San Diego Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil on 57' (off Smith)1.189 Carli Lloyd

5150.01005 4–3

5250.02005 4–3

2017 Tournament of Nations
102017-09-15 [m 10] Commerce City Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2.116 Lindsey Horan

5950.09005 1–0

6050.10005 3–1

Friendly
112.224unassisted

5950.09005 2–0

122017-10-19 [m 11] New Orleans Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Start1.124 Megan Rapinoe

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 3–1

Friendly
132017-10-22 [m 12] Cary Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Start1.145+1 Lindsey Horan

5150.01005 4–0

5250.02005 6–0

Friendly
142017-11-12 [m 13] San Jose Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

off 75' (on Sullivan)

1.111 Megan Rapinoe

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 3–1

Friendly
152018-01-21 [m 14] San Diego Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Start1.119 Tierna Davidson

5150.01005 2–1

5250.02005 5–1

Friendly
162018-08-02 Bridgeview Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Start1.153 Tobin Heath

5150.01005 2–1

5250.02005 4–1

2018 Tournament of Nations
172018-10-04 [m 15] Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1.147 Lindsay Horan

5150.01005 2–0

5250.02005 6–0

2018 CONCACAF Championship
182018-10-14 [m 16] Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica

off 46' (on Brian)

1.121 Crystal Dunn

5150.01005 3–0

5250.02005 6–0

2018 CONCACAF Championship Semi-final

Honors and awards

Individual

College

  • WCC Freshman of the Year: 2010 [7]
  • NSCAA All-West Region Second Team: 2010 [7]
  • Soccer America All-Freshman First Team: 2010 [7]
  • All-WCC Second Team: 2010 [7]
  • WCC All-Freshman Team: 2010 [7]
  • NSCAA All-American First Team: 2011, 2013 [7]
  • All-WCC First Team: 2011, 2012, 2013 [7]
  • Preseason All-WCC: 2011 [7]
  • Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Year: 2012 [7]
  • NCAA Division I Women All-West Region First Team: 2012 [7]
  • NSCAA All-West Region First Team: 2013 [7]
  • WCC Player of the Year: 2013 [7]
  • College Sports Madness WCC Player of the Year: 2013 [7]
  • College Sports Madness All-WCC First Team: 2013 [7]

Club

  • NWSL Rookie of the Year: 2014 [13]
  • NWSL Best XI: 2015 [20]
  • NWSL Second XI: 2016, 2017, 2018 [89]

International

  • U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year: 2012 [7]
  • FIFPro: FIFA FIFPro World XI 2015 [90]
  • SheBelieves Cup: 2016, 2018 [91]
  • CONCACAF U20 Women's Championship: 2012 [25]
  • FIFA U20 Women's World Cup: 2012 [92]
  • CONCACAF Women's Championship: 2014, [93] 2018
  • Algarve Cup: 2015 [94]
  • FIFA Women's World Cup: 2015 [95]
  • 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying: 2016 [96]
  • Tournament of Nations: 2018

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