U.S. women's national team and Chicago Red Stars midfielder Julie Ertz has been voted the 2019 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year.
This is the second time in her career Ertz has won the award.
In 2019, Ertz started 22 games for the U.S. teamthe most on the squadand her 1,755 minutes played were third-most on the team. She was a key member of the U.S. women's national team's World Cup-winning squad, playing six of the seven matches. Ertz scored her first career World Cup goal against Chile in a group stage game.
Regarding the Red Stars, Ertz played every minute in her 14 starts n as team captain.
The U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year has been awarded since 1985, when midfielder Sharon Remer earned the first Female Athlete of the Year honor.