West Ham Women sign USA international Kristie Mewis

West Ham sign Kristie Mewis
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West Ham United have signed USA international midfielder Kristie Mewis from National Women’s Soccer League champions NJ/NY Gotham FC.

The 32-year-old has 53 caps for her country, with whom she has won the CONCACAF Women’s Championship and three SheBelieves Cup titles.

As well as playing for several NWSL clubs, Mewis also had a spell in Europe with Bayern Munich.

Mewis told West Ham TV: “I have always wanted to play in the Women’s Super League and now that everything has fallen into place, it feels like a dream come true.

“When I visited London for the first time, I went to my first football match at Upton Park. The culture and energy of West Ham captivated me straightaway and nothing has ever lived up to that moment – it was one of the happiest days of my life.

“It feels like I have come a full circle from that moment and it’s incredible to now be officially part of the West Ham family. I will work hard, try to lead by example and give everything for this badge.”

Head coach Rehanne Skinner told whufc.com: “Kristie brings a wealth of experience, having played across a number of different continents throughout her career and her involvement with the national team over 11 years, gaining more than 50 caps, has helped to change the landscape of women’s football across the world.

“Kristie understands the vision of West Ham United women’s team and it was clear from our first conversation that she wants to be a part of that vision.

“Kristie’s capabilities as a box-to-box midfielder, her energy and her leadership will be a huge asset to the team moving forwards and I’m really looking forward to working with her.”

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