Chicago Red Star and member of the U.S. women’s soccer team Julie Johnston Ertz will be featured in this year’s ESPN the Magazine’s BODY issue. The magazine will feature 23 nude and seminude athletes in the ninth annual issue.
The midfielder joined the Red Stars in 2014 and is currently in her third season with the club. She will appear with her husband, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, who she wed in Santa Barbara, California on March 26.
Last week, ESPN announced Cubs second baseman Javy Baez would also be featured in the magazine, which goes on sale July 7. Headlining the issue will be Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki.
Also featured in the issue will bereigning WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks, pro softball player A.J. Andrews, San Jose Sharks teammatesBrent Burnsand Joe Thornton,adaptive snowboarder/mountaineer and retired Marine Corps Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, the first veteran featured in the issue. Additionally, sprinter and four-time Olympic medalist Novlene Williams-Mills (Team Jamaica) is the first breast cancer survivor to appear in the issue.
Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Ashley Wagner will bare all — or mostly all — along withMMA fighter Michelle Waterson, and members of the U.S. women’s national hockey team: Brianna Decker,Kacey Bellamy,Meghan Duggan, identical twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-DavidsonandMonique Lamoureux-Morandoand Alex Rigsby.