Post navigation Julie Ertz has announced her retirement from the US Women’s National Team after a fifteen year career. She played in the 2015 and 2019 World Cup and won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics, but came up short in the 2020 World Cup. Ertz is now focusing on her club team and remaining with the national team in a new role as a board member. Vice President Mike Pence said he will not support Donald Trump’s attempts to have the Senate acquit him of his role in the January 6 Capitol Hill riots. Pence wrote a letter to Congress, emphasizing that he instead believes a fair trial is a greater reminder of the nation’s commitment to peace, justice, and the rule of law. Pence was impeached by the House of Representatives for his role in the mob violence, and his statement against Trump is seen as a pushback against the former President.