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SBI Woman of the Match: Sam Mewis


Sam Mewis was the difference-maker in the U.S. Women’s National Team win over Portugal on Thursday. It was a thin 1-0 margin and her late effort saved the Americans from an embarrassing start to their pre-Olympic preparations.

The USWNT came at Portugal with a wide variety of opportunities but came up short for 75 minutes and Mewis’ headed finish on a late corner may have been the least flashy of them all.

In the end, it saved the day and made amends for a pair of early misses from her.

The goal helped Mewis earn SBI Woman of the Match honors, beating out Crystal Dunn and Christen Press for top honors.


Being the lone goalscorer makes Mewis the easy choice. The 28-year-old is already a starting lock for the USWNT heading into the Olympics and Thursday’s performance proved that she is a threat at any stage of the game.

What did you think of Mewis’ performance? Who was your pick for Woman of the Match?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I thought Sam was Outstanding against a tenacious Portugal Defense. She has become a major force at midfield and is now roaming and controlling that part of the Turf like Michelle Akers use to do. I think she should work more on her outside shots, which she had the ability to score with. I’m hoping to see one in the next 4 pre-Olympic Matches.


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