Julie Beth Ertz – a lover of headbands on the pitch
If you are mentioning a list of women soccer players, then you would not want to omit Julie Ertz who is well known for her love for headbands. Just as she is recognized with her headbands, she has also gained recognition in the world for her talent on the pitch.
This American female soccer player is born on the 6th of April, 1992. At club level, she is currently playing in the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) for Chicago Red Stars, and this league is in the top division of the US women's professional soccer. She also plays at a national level for the US women's national team.
She made her debut in the US women's national team on the 9th of February, 2013, during a friendly match versus Scotland. Since then, she has featured over 100 times for the national team. While playing at club level and also for the US national team (Women), she made a headband to be her trademark. Fans could always see her wearing her favorite blue headband while playing soccer.
- Julie Ertz’s Soccer Career
In the year 2010, Julie Ertz was among the Broncos of the University of Santa Clara that played sophomoric soccer until 2013. After her sophomoric career, the CRS (Chicago Red Stars) selected Julie as the 3rd overall on the 17th of January 2014, during the National Women’s Soccer League Draft. In the year 2015, the US won titles with Julie Ertz, and they also won the FIFA World Cup (Women) in 2019. When she was 23 years old, playing for the team, the youngest was Morgan Brian who was 22 years old. So that made her be the 2nd youngest player on the team at that time. During the World Cup tournament, she played full-match in the whole 7 games, thereby helping them to win the final. She did not also forget to put on her trademark headband. That year, FIFA included her in the All-Star Team of the World Cup (Women).
- Individual Honors and Recognition
From the year 2017, she began to play as a center midfielder both for country and club, and she was named the US Female Soccer Player of the year in 2017. It did not end there. In the year 2018, she was nominated a second time for the US Female Soccer POTY. She was also nominated in 2019, and she went on to win it that year.
Obviously, Julie Beth Ertz has had a fantastic career in playing soccer, and she never stops putting on her blue headband as she shows her talent on the football pitch. Even if she retires, we will keep on remembering her as a superstar, and she can also be a source of inspiration to the younger generation.