Midfielder Julie Ertz has signed a one-year contract with Angel City that can carry her again to the National Women’s Soccer League after a virtually two-year absence.
Ertz has not performed within the league since spring 2021 due to accidents and after taking break day for the start of her son. She also recently returned to the U.S. national team for a pair of exhibition matches in opposition to Eire.
“Julie is a world-class participant who has confirmed herself again and again at each membership and nationwide workforce ranges,” Angel Metropolis coach Freya Coombe stated in a press release Monday. “Along with her high quality on the ball, she is going to assist us defend increased up the sphere and in opposition to opponent transition. Her management and World Cup and Olympic medal-winning expertise will undoubtedly assist us on our quest for a championship.”
Ertz’s final membership look was on Could 21, 2021, when she injured her proper knee whereas taking part in for the Chicago Purple Stars.
The Purple Stars traded her rights to Angel Metropolis in late 2021 however Ertz by no means performed for the workforce due to her being pregnant. She and husband Zach Ertz, a decent finish for the Arizona Cardinals, welcomed son Madden in August.
She turned a free agent on the finish of the 2022 season.
“From the second they traded for my rights up till now, they’ve been unwavering of their help of my journey,” Ertz stated in a press release. “I can’t wait to get to work with the workforce and at last expertise the wonderful recreation day environment.”
Ertz can be vying for one of many 23 U.S. roster spots for this summer season’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The 31-year-old was on the American squads that gained World Cups in 2015 and 2019.
Reporting by The Related Press.
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