Which Position Do Sam Mewis and Kristie Mewis Play for the USWNT?

Published 07/13/2021, 2:37 PM EDT


The USWNT will return to action against Sweden on 21st July as they play their opening match of the 2020 summer Olympics. The team has many notable stars in the likes of Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and more. Also, there are the Mewis sisters, Sam Mewis and Kristie Mewis, who are an integral part of the team.

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Both the Mewis sisters play in the midfield position for their teams. Kristie plays for the Houston Dash at the club level. Whereas, Sam is a part of the North Carolina Courage team. Kristie is 2 years older than her younger sibling Sam. The duo will play a very important role in the Olympics for the USWNT, to say the least.

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Kristie has represented the national team in under-17, under-20, and under-23 levels. Sam has represented her country in all of those levels as well. However, despite being younger, Sam has played a significant amount of more matches for the senior team at the international level so far.

Sam has won the 2019 FIFA women’s world cup and the 2018 CONCACAF women’s championships so far with the national team. Kristie is yet to win any notable trophy with the USWNT.

Can Sam Mewis and Kristie Mewis guide the USWNT to Olympic glory?

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The United States Women’s National Team is currently on a 44-match unbeaten streak. They have won 6 in a row currently with their last win being a 4-0 triumph against Mexico. They are the consensus favorites of the Olympic games. However, stiff competition can be expected from other teams as well.

Jul 1, 2021; East Hartford, Connecticut, USA; USA midfielder Tobin Heath (7) is congratulated after scoring against Mexico in the second half during a USWNT Send-off Series soccer match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. USA defeated Mexico 4-0. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

In a star-studded team, the Mewis sisters have a significant presence in the midfield. Their performances are always pivotal in the team’s success. So, if they can carry on with those sorts of outings, remains to be seen. The US team will have Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand as the primary foes during the group stages of the competition.

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There are a total of 12 teams participating in the tournament divided into 3 groups. 2 teams from each group will proceed to the quarter-finals along with the two best 3rd placed teams. So, how the USWNT fares, remains to be seen.

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