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Hammers nail signing of United States midfielder Mewis
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Kristie Mewis has played for the United States since 2013 (Credit: @westhamwomen)
Kristie Mewis has played for the United States since 2013 (Credit: @westhamwomen)

West Ham have signed United States international Kristie Mewis.

The midfielder has just enjoyed a successful season with NJ/NY Gotham FC as they were crowned National Women's Soccer League champions.

She has made 53 appearances and netted seven goals for the US since debuting in 2013 — and will be eager to make a positive impression in East London when the Women's Super League returns next month.

Mewis, 32, said: "I am delighted to be joining West Ham.

"I have always wanted to play in the WSL 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 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."

West Ham will hope Mewis injects the side with some inspiration as they have been struggling in the WSL. 

They sit second from bottom, having claimed only one win in 10 and suffered seven losses this term.

Manager Rehanne Skinner gave her thoughts on what Mewis can add to the side. 

She said: "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.

"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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