Angel City FC sign M Julie Ertz to 1-year contract

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Angel City FC have signed U.S. Women’s National Team star midfielder Julie Ertz to a one-year contract.

Ertz, 31, returns to the NWSL after a more than two-year hiatus following the birth of her son.

“I am so thrilled to be joining one of the most exciting clubs in the world in Angel City FC,” Ertz said in a news release Monday. “From the moment they traded for my rights up until now, they have been unwavering in their support of my journey. I cannot wait to get to work with the team and finally experience the amazing game day atmosphere.”

A two-time World Cup winner and two-time Olympian, Ertz was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year in 2017 and 2019.

“Julie is a world-class player who has proven herself time and again at both club and national team levels,” said ACFC coach Freya Coombe. “In addition to her quality on the ball, she will help us defend higher up the field and against opponent transition. Her leadership and World Cup and Olympic medal-winning experience will undoubtedly help us on our quest for a championship.”

Drafted third overall in 2014 by the Chicago Red Stars, Ertz appeared in 95 games with the team and helped the Red Stars earn seven straight playoff berths.

–Field Level Media

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