United States women down South Africa in Julie Ertz farewell

Julie Ertz wore the captain’s armband as she led the United States onto the field ahead of an easy 3-0 friendly win over South Africa in her final match for the national team.

Before the game on Thursday night at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium, Ertz was honored by U.S. Soccer and presented with a commemorative jersey with the No. 123 on it, representing the number of caps the veteran midfielder earned in a U.S. jersey.

The Americans dominated the opening half-hour and finally broke through when Lynn Williams headed the ball over the line following a corner kick before Trinity Rodman smashed […]

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