Julie Foudy, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and retired professional soccer player, was born in San Diego, California. She is currently employed as a sports analyst for ESPN, where she is most known for her work as a color commentator for women’s soccer broadcasts. She founded The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy as well (JFSLA).
Net worth of Julie Foudy
Julie Foudy has kept her net worth a secret from the public. She could have made millions of dollars as a former soccer player and journalist. According to PayScale, a Journalist’s average income is $39,484 with a typical bonus of $1,944. Their pay ranges from $24,000 to $72,000 per year.
Julie Foudy’s Early Years and Biography
Julie Foudy was born under the sign of Aquarius on January 23, 1971, in San Diego, California. She was born in San Diego but reared in Orange County’s Mission Viejo. Julie went to Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, California. She was named to the First-Team All-America team twice in high school. She went to Stanford University after graduating from high school.
Julie Foudy’s Professional Life
When she was in high school, she began her career as a soccer player. From 1987 through 1989, she was named Player of the Year in Southern California three times in a row. She was rated the best high school player of the 1980s by the Los Angeles Times.
Later, she joined the NSCAA All-American squad at Stanford University, where she led the team to four consecutive playoff appearances. She had 52 goals, 32 assists, and 136 points in her collegiate career. She later joined the Sacramento Storm and won the California State Amateur Championship in 1993, 1995, and 1997. In 1994, she and Michelle Akers, Mary Harvey, and Kristine Lilly left the club to establish Tyreso FF.
She went on to compete in four FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments, winning two of them in 1991 and 1999. She also won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1996, a Silver Medal in 2000, and a Gold Medal in 2004. Later that year, she embarked on a 10-game ‘Farewell Tour’ with fellow soccer players Mia Hamm, Joy Fawcett, and Brandi Chastain, which marked the end of what the media dubbed the ‘Golden period’ of US women’s soccer.
What Did She Do After She Retired From Soccer?
She began working as an in-studio analyst for ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2008 UEFA Euro. She also co-anchored the ABC and ESPN coverage of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and Major League Soccer.
Julie, along with Andy Gray and Tommy Smyth, served as a pundit for ESPN’s coverage of the UEFA Euro 2008 championship final. Since 2010, she has been a part of ESPN’s primary broadcast team, alongside Lan Darke, for women’s soccer telecasts. She and her husband launched The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy (JFSLA) in 2006, in addition to their media careers. It’s a girls-only organization that focuses on sports and leadership.
Personal Life of Julie Foudy
Julie Foudy is 50 years old this year. She’s a happily married woman. In 1995, she married Ian Sawyer, a well-known soccer coach. On January 1, 2007, the happily married couple welcomed their first child, Isabel Ann. Declan, their second boy baby, was born to them in December 2008. With her spouse and two children, she is currently enjoying a happy married life. She is active on social media and a well-known Twitter user. She has about 11.6k Instagram followers and 207k Twitter followers as of February 2019. Julie Fody, a retired midfielder, talks about her old days when she was still playing soccer with her squad in the video below.
|Date of Birth:||1971 , January-23|
|Age:||50 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Place/City||San Diego, CA|
|Working For||ABC, ESPN and ESPN2|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Famous for||reporter and color commentator for women�s soccer telecast on ESPN|
|Married to||Ian Sawyer(m.1995)|
|Children||Isabel Ann, Declan|
|Education||Mission Viejo High School, Stanford University|
|Awards||FIFA Fair Play Award|
|Online Presence||Instagram, Twitter|