Women’s World Cup | Fun Facts: Midfielders Edition Part 1

Women’s World Cup | Fun Facts: Midfielders Edition Part 1

Did you miss the previous Fun Facts? No worries! Here they are:

Julie Ertz, Lindsay Horan, & Rose Lavelle

Six midfielders have been names to the USA’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster. Two of them are World Cup veterans. The other four are playing in their first Women’s World Cup. Let’s meet the projected starters.

Julie Ertz

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The better half of one of sports’ greatest “power couples,” Ertz (known as “Jules” or “JJ” by her teammates) married Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017. Zach played football for Stanford while Julie was playing soccer at Santa Clara. The two met at a college baseball game, and the rest is sports history. She is 27 years old and plays her club soccer for the Chicago Red Stars.

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Lindsay Horan

Lindsay is 24 years old and plays her club soccer for the Portland Thorns. Before playing for Portland, she was a forward for Paris Saint-Germain FC, scoring 46 goals in 58 appearances.

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  • She was named the NWSL MVP in 2018, and she scored the NWSL Championship-winning goal for the Thorns in 2017.
  • A native of Colorado, she played her club soccer for Colorado Rush and did not play high school soccer.
  • When she was 15, Horan was one of the youngest players on the US U17 team. At an international tournament in Costa Rica, she scored twelve goals in nine games for the USA (dang!).
  • She gave up a scholarship to play at NCAA powerhouse University of North Carolina, opting to play professionally in France for PSG.
  • She loves Chipotle (who doesn’t, honestly?)

Rose Lavelle

She’s a proud Cincinnati native and played her youth soccer for Cincinnati United Premier Soccer Club. Lavelle is 24 years old and plays her club soccer for Washington Spirit.

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  • You need to follow her on Twitter. Srsly.
  • She went to Mount Notre Dame High School in Ohio, a private, all-girls Catholic high school.
  • Lavelle played varsity high school soccer all four years and was named the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Sports Women of the Year award in 2013 (her senior year of high school).
  • She played college soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!).
  • She LOVES her bulldog, Wilma.
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