Watch the moment U.S. WNT player Julie Ertz learned her husband, Eagles won the NFC Championship game
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 21: Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to avoid the tackle attempt from Andrew Sendejo #34 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The U.S. women’s national soccer team had a match on Sunday, so Julie Ertz, the wife of tight end Zach Ertz, didn’t find out about the Philadelphia Eagles’ NFC Championship game victory until afterward.
Here’s the moment she learned Ertz and the Eagles are headed to Super Bowl LII to face the New England Patriots:
As soon as the whistle blew here in San Diego, we had some good news for @julieertz…[?] [?] @ZERTZ_86 & the @Eagles are heading to the @SuperBowl! pic.twitter.com/dI5MvG53VR
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) January 22, 2018
Julie and the women’s national team defeated Denmark, 4-1, in a friendly on Sunday while the Eagles topped Minnesota Vikings, 38-7, in the NFC Championship game.
“Oh yeah, we were texting like right until the last second we could absolutely text,” Julie told ESPN in an interview shortly after she found out about Philadelphia’s victory.
“I tried not to look at halftime, but you know people gave me the smile as if they knew something. I couldn’t wait until, like, the whistle was going nto blow. And then they told me, and I had to make sure from like ten people that they’re going. I’m so excited for them. Unbelievably excited.”
That moment when USWNT Julie Ertz found out her husband was going to the Super Bowl … pic.twitter.com/MFQ9Zb1u63
— ESPN (@espn) January 22, 2018
While Ertz had eight receptions for 93 yards for the Eagles, Julie scored the second goal for the U.S. The two were married in March after dating for more than four years.