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US soccer star Julie Ertz’s husband scores TD at Eagles practice


Soccer: Womens World Cup-Chile at USA Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, Eagles’ tight end Zach Ertz was quick to defend his (badass) wife Julie and her USWNT teammates from the narrative that they ran up the score and celebrated too much during their first World Cup win over Thailand.

On Tuesday, CBS News tweeted about Ertz making his way to France to support Julie, but failed to include her name and made the news moreso about him than the incredibly talented woman actually competing on the World’s stage.

It didn’t take long for the Philadelphia Eagles’ social media team to clap back, featuring none other than “Julie Ertz’s husband”, and the USWNT’s account appreciating the support.

Aside from CBS News failing to actually feature the World Cup athlete, their tweet and article — from six days ago — also include a couple bits on incorrect information:

  1. The tweet says training camp, even though it was minicamp (but was correct in the article)
  2. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told him to skip meetings on Tuesday to watch the first USWNT’s first World Cup match at home
  3. Zach Ertz finished camp before leaving for France

Zach even talked about watching the first match decked out in his American flag outfit, including a pair of shorts that say “Mr. Ertz” on them. He may have a Super Bowl ring, but Julie already has one World Cup Championship (2015) and is barreling her way toward a second.

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