Zach Ertz’s girlfriend Julie Johnston is a defender on the World Cup winning USA team (or is it that Julie Johnston’s boyfriend Zach Ertz is a Tight End for the Eagles). She is flying pretty damn high right now after the defeated Japan. Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t that the pinnacle of soccer. I’m no expert but I’m sure it’s a very big deal for her. Zach was in Vancouver watching her play for her team against Japan, and he told a New Jersey paper, “She’s great. She probably runs more than anyone on the field. She has to sprint up for a set piece and then sprint back on defense. I kind of laugh when I see her blond hair streaking across the field.” Actually blond hair streaking across fields is sort of funny, so I’m with him I guess.
Zach Ertz’s girlfriend Julie Johnston met him at a Stanford baseball game. He was with a couple buddies, and he saw her sitting in the student section and decided to go hit on her, or in his words “just decided I wanted to meet her.” They hit it off pretty fast too. They saw each other a few more times and that was it. I’m telling you, athletes who date athletes are always the best off. When both parties have the same career and are always busy playing their sport, they can relate amazingly well to each other. Now that Julie won the Cup with her team, she’s the big cheese in the relationship too. Ertz said watching her achieve what she has is a big motivating thing for him.
Julie lives in Chicago and plays for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League. Julie said she was “heartbroken” over the men’s loss in the World Cup, but I kind of don’t believe that. I mean, they were outclassed by whatever team that was that handed them the first loss (I think it was Belgium) the entire game, and Germany controlled them like puppets. Of course, it sucks when you yourself are a World Cup player and you have to watch the men’s side lose. Americans aren’t used to being mediocre in sports. These days when they’re not playing, they go out and do fun stuff like wine tasting Vegas vacations.