USWNT Star Kristie Mewis Lauds Japan for the Learnings She Recieved

Published 07/14/2021, 1:47 PM EDT


The USWNT and their players are currently in Japan as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The team is looking to capture their fifth gold medal overall.

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They have a few stars like Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and more at their disposal. Also, midfield mainstays, the Mewis sisters, Sam Mewis and Kristie Mewis, are part of the team as well.

Kristie, the older sister, has had a brief playing experience there as well. The Houston Dash star has previously played in Iga FC Kunoichi on loan before. Needless to say, she is quite excited to be back in Japan as well.

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My experience in Japan was, it was so special. And I feel like I learned so much while here. Soccer, lifestyle, so may good friends, people here was incredible. I feel like I took away so much. And it’s good to be back,” said Mewis in a recent interview.

She has spent a few months of her career during the earlier days of her playing career. Those experiences were valuable to her as well.

It helped her grow as a person and also as a player. So, it’s only natural she has fond memories. Mewis will look to win the first major prize of her national team career during the summer Olympics.

Can Kristie Mewis help USWNT to yet another Olympic glory?

As mentioned earlier, the USWNT will look to capture its fifth gold medal of the Olympic games. Kristie, along with her sister Sam, will be an integral part of the squad.

The team is currently riding a 44-match unbeaten streak and they are on a 6-match winning streak. The records are quite remarkable, to say the least.

Jul 5, 2021; East Hartford, Connecticut, USA; United States pose for a photo after the match against Mexico during the USWNT Send-off Series soccer match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

They will face Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand during the group stages of the tournament. Fifth-ranked Sweden will be their first opponent of the competition.

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There are a total of 12 teams taking part in the competition. The teams are divided into 3 groups. Two teams from each group will proceed to the next round with the two third-placed teams.

They are highly regarded as the team to beat in the tournament. Whether they can live up to the expectations, remains to be seen.

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But, they will have an individual in Kristie, who is familiar with the Japanese environment and culture. That can come in handy during the event, for sure.

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