Julie Ertz has been the face of the Chicago Pink Stars almost so long as the membership has existed. Now for the primary time in her skilled profession, she’s going to signify a unique membership.
Ertz was traded from Chicago to the NWSL enlargement aspect Angel Metropolis FC earlier this month, because the crew strikes nearer to the beginning of its inaugural season. Whereas she has but to formally signal her new contract, sustaining a pending standing, Ertz is raring to kick off this new champter.
“Anytime someone believes that you would be useful and an influence on their crew, it is an enormous honor, and anybody that thinks clearly which you can come and be useful is big,” Ertz mentioned in an interview with Insider. “I am excited for the brand new franchise for what they’ve already completed, what they need to [do], and their plans to do this,”
One main profit for Ertz in her transfer out to the west coast is her proximity to household in her dwelling state of Arizona.
“For my whole profession, I have not actually been in a position to see or share moments and even holidays with [my family],” Ertz mentioned. “Coming again to the place you are from, that utterly is the place my coronary heart is. I really feel like everybody seems like that. The place you develop up is only a piece of you.”
Ertz just isn’t the one main addition Angel Metropolis FC made forward of its first NWSL season. The crew made Ertz’s USWNT teammate Christen Press its first signing in August, and introduced her Pink Stars teammate Sarah Gorden in through commerce.
Angel Metropolis FC founding investor and former USWNT captain Julie Foudy was “thrilled” with the transfer to amass Ertz.
“I am not shocked that Julie Foudy could be extremely excited, particularly with the unbelievable ahead that Press is and the unbelievable defender that Sarah [Gorden] is,” Ertz mentioned. “Every certainly one of them is unbelievable. And clearly [Angel City is] at a fantastic begin for that.”
Ertz is about to make her Angel Metropolis FC debut when the Problem Cup kicks off on March nineteenth, 2022.