On Sunday the NFL conference championship games showed Super Bowl LII will be a matchup between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Patriots pulled ahead in the last few minutes of the fourth quarter, barely beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings 38-7.
While the nation bemoaned the idea of suffering through yet another Patriots Super Bowl, the Eagles win introduced #TeamErtz, the most adorable sports duo in America.
On March 26, 2017, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz married Team USA Soccer star and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Julie Johnston, who is now Julie Ertz. Yesterday, while Zach was playing the most important game of his career, the U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder was at the SDCCU Stadium in San Diego representing Team USA in a friendly against Denmark.
Julie and her teammates kicked off the USWNT 2018 campaign with a powerful 5-1 win against reigning EURO Women’s runner-up Denmark. Ertz scored the second goal for Team USA in the 19th minute.
Following the game, the official USWNT Twitter account posted this heartwarming video of their star midfielder learning her new husband helped carry the Eagles to the Super Bowl. It’s the Eagles’ first Super Bowl in 14 years and Zach’s first Super Bowl ever. With tears of joy, Julie hugged teammates Crystal Dunn and Megan Rapinoe. The three girls jumped up and down and Julie celebrated, “Oh my G-d! They’re going! They’re going!”
— U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (@USWNT) January 22, 2018
Today, ESPN released the video of Zach seeing Julie react to the Eagles’ Super Bowl berth. Predictably, she cries, he cries, and quite honestly, we all cry. After watching his wife’s precious reaction, Zach wipes his eyes and says with a smile, “I can’t wait to get home and celebrate with her.”
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— ESPN (@espn) January 22, 2018