Olympics

Olympics

Julie Ertz, 27, is an American soccer player and Olympian who plays midfield for the U.S. Women's National Team.

Born and raised in Arizona, Ertz made her USWNT debut in 2013, and became a mainstay in the team's roster around 2015. She's anchored the team's midfield ever since, and the USWNT's March 5 match against England in the SheBelieves Cup will mark Ertz's 100th international cap.

Ertz is also married to Eagles tight end and Super Bowl LII champion Zach Ertz.

Olympic background

Ertz made her first Olympic cap for the USWNT on Aug. 3, 2016, in a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. She collected a second cap in the quarterfinals, a penalty kicks loss to Sweden.

Since last Olympics

It's been a good four years for Ertz. Most notably, she helped pilot the USWNT to a second straight Women's World Cup title in 2019, notching a goal in the group stage and facilitating the U.S.'s high-scoring offense. She was named the 2019 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year by U.S. Soccer.

Ertz, on Philly and the Eagles

"Philly has been absolutely amazing."

"I love how much they're into their sports. It's made me even more of an avid sports watcher, of all sports in general. They're so into it, they're so invested, really from the day we got there, and they really opened their arms for us from the very, very beginning. So that's been really cool, to have a kind of second-home feel.

"Zach is my number one fan, my number one supporter. I love him more than I can even put into words. His support has definitely allowed me to have success in my career."

 

Social media

You can follow Ertz on Twitter here and on Instagram here.