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Julie Ertz beats Megan Rapinoe to U.S. Soccer's Female Athlete of the Year

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World Cup winning midfielder Julie Ertz has been voted U.S. Soccer's Female Athlete of the Year for 2019.

Ertz, 27, claimed the honor for the second time in her career, earning 42% of the vote to beat out fellow nominees Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher and FIFA World Player of the Year Megan Rapinoe.

While Ertz is the 10th player in the award's history to win multiple times, she is the first to do so while also having won U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year, which she...

Australia star Sam Kerr joins WSL leaders Chelsea

Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

Australia striker Sam Kerr has joined Chelsea on a two-and-a-half year deal and will be available for the second half of the WSL season.

Kerr ended weeks of speculation about her club future by announcing she will move to England.

The 26-year-old, who has been rotating between Perth Glory in Australia's W-League and Chicago Red Stars in the United States' National Women's Soccer League, is taking a three-week holiday before linking up with Chelsea.

"The WSL is the best league...

Sam Kerr confirms future will be announced 'very soon' amid Chelsea rumours

Sam Kerr is remaining coy about her club future amid rumours that a deal has been struck with Chelsea, preferring to focus on a much-needed holiday instead.

"You will see very soon," she said after Australia's 1-0 win against Chile in a friendly in Adelaide on Tuesday night.

"Honestly, I'm just excited for it to all to get out there for everyone to see."

Kerr declined to detail an announcement time-frame, instead preferring to sights set on a holiday.

The 26-year-old has been playing constantly,...

Sam Kerr named in Australia squad to face Chile in Olympic tune-up

Three USWNT stars score as North Carolina beats Chicago 4-0 to win its second straight NWSL title.
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Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

Sam Kerr will lead a strong Matildas squad for their Tokyo Olympics qualifying tune-up games against Chile next month.

Fresh off another record-breaking campaign in the United States' NSWL, Kerr was among 18 members of Australia's World Cup squad selected in coach Ante Milicic's 21-player group for the internationals against the South Americans on Nov. 9 in Sydney and Nov. 12 in Adelaide.

Emma Checker (three caps) and uncapped duo Jenna McCormick and goalkeeper Sarah Willacy have been selected as...


North Carolina Courage leave no doubt with NWSL championship rout of Red Stars

CARY, N.C. -- It could have been a better spectacle for the full house in attendance and the national television audience at home. There might have been more drama if the first goal hadn't come before some of those fans were even in their seats inside WakeMed Soccer Park.

But those things would have been mirages, misrepresentations of what actually happened on not just this field but fields across the league this season. And last season, for that matter.

It could have been a classic. That wasn't...