32: Julie Ertz

Now one of the most talented and consistent midfielders in the game, Ertz has enjoyed an impressive 2018. She did not score for Chicago during the NWSL campaign but played a key role in helping her side reach the play-offs. International duty ensured a stop-start feel to her season but she popped up with goals for USA against Brazil, Mexico and in a World Cup qualifier against Jamaica during their unbeaten year.

Craig Harrington, Chicago Red Stars assistant manager:

“Julie has been magnificent, an embodiment and an example of a true leader. Defensively solid, dominant in the air and positionally brilliant. She makes a huge difference on and off the pitch to our club.”

 

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