Former Whitman-Hanson High soccer star Kristie Mewis traded to New York franchise in NWSL – The Patriot Ledger

Turns out that both Mewis sisters are on the move in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Just 16 days after Sam Mewis was dealt from North Carolina to the Kansas City Current, older sister Kristie Mewis changed her address on Thursday night.
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Kristie Mewis, a 30-year-old midfielder, was San Diego’s first selection in the NWSL expansion draft, but the Wave immediately shipped her off to NJ/NY Gotham FC in exchange for $200,000 in allocation money.
Kristie Mewis – like Sam a former Whitman-Hanson High star – played for the Houston Dash from 2017-21.
“Kristie is the exact type of player we’re looking for at Gotham FC,” general manager Yael Averbuch West said in a statement. “She’s fought extremely hard to come back from some early adversity in her career and has transformed herself into a tremendous player. She’ll fit right in thanks to her dedication, passion, and grit.”
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A nine-year veteran of the NWSL, Mewis joins Gotham FC following five seasons in Houston, where she led the team to the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup Championship. A Boston College grad, she began her NWSL career in 2013 with FC Kansas City. She saw time with the Boston Breakers (2014-16) and had briefs stints in 2017 with both the Washington Spirit and Chicago Red Stars.
After a five-year absence, Kristie Mewis also returned to the U.S. Women’s National Team last year, joining Sam on the roster. In 2020, she scored her first goal in 2,722 days, the longest span between goals in U.S. history. Since then she has scored two more goals and collected four assists.
The Mewis sisters helped the U.S. win the bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
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“Bringing Kristie here instantly makes us a better team,” Gotham FC coach Scott Parkinson said in a statement. “She excels in so many facets of the game and the quality she displays in the final third is world-class. I cannot wait to start working with her.”
Sky Blue FC rebranded as NJ/NY Gotham FC in April 2021. The team plays its home games at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The club has been part of the NWSL since the league’s inaugural season of 2013.

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