The Rise of Kristie Mewis
Kristie Mewis, born on February 25th, 1991, is an American professional soccer player who currently plays as a midfielder for the Houston Dash, a team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). She started her soccer career at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, where she was a three-time All-State player and a two-time Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year.
Mewis then continued her soccer journey at Boston College, where she was a standout player for four years. She was named to the All-ACC First Team three times and was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. After college, Mewis was drafted by FC Kansas City in the inaugural NWSL draft in 2013.
Over the years, Mewis has played for various teams, including the Washington Spirit and the Chicago Red Stars. However, it wasn’t until she joined the Houston Dash in 2019 that she really began to shine. Mewis had a breakout season in 2020, scoring seven goals and earning her first call-up to the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) in six years.
The Emergence of Sam Kerr
Sam Kerr, born on September 10th, 1993, is an Australian professional soccer player who currently plays as a forward for Chelsea Women in the English Women’s Super League. Kerr started playing soccer at a young age and made her professional debut for Perth Glory at the age of 15.
Kerr quickly established herself as one of the top players in the Australian W-League, winning the Golden Boot award for three consecutive seasons from 2016 to 2018. She also played for various teams overseas, including Sky Blue FC in the NWSL and Perth Glory in the Australian W-League.
However, it wasn’t until Kerr joined the Chicago Red Stars in 2019 that she really began to make a name for herself in the US. Kerr had a fantastic season, scoring 18 goals and earning the NWSL Golden Boot award for the third time in her career.
The Houston Dash and Chicago Red Stars Connection
Interestingly enough, Mewis and Kerr were teammates on the Chicago Red Stars during the 2019 season. While they only played together for one season, their connection on the field was undeniable. Mewis often provided the assists for Kerr’s goals, and the two formed a strong partnership on the field.
After the 2019 season, Mewis was traded to the Houston Dash, while Kerr signed with Chelsea Women. While they may be on opposite sides of the world now, Mewis and Kerr remain close friends and continue to support each other’s careers.
Their Impact on Women’s Soccer
Mewis and Kerr are both incredibly talented players who have made a significant impact on women’s soccer. They have both won numerous awards and accolades throughout their careers and have helped their respective teams achieve success.
However, their impact goes beyond the field. Both Mewis and Kerr are strong advocates for women’s soccer and are vocal about issues such as pay equity and equal opportunity. They have also used their platforms to speak out about social issues and to inspire young girls to pursue their dreams.
The Future of Kristie Mewis and Sam Kerr
As we look to the future, it’s clear that Mewis and Kerr will continue to be major players in the world of women’s soccer. Mewis is currently in the prime of her career and has already shown that she has what it takes to compete at the highest level. Kerr, who is still only 29 years old, is already considered one of the best players in the world and has the potential to achieve even greater success in the years to come.
Whether they are playing on the same team or on opposite sides of the world, Mewis and Kerr will always be connected by their love of the game and their desire to make a difference. We can’t wait to see what they will accomplish next.