- Kristie Mewis and Sam Mewis both started for the US Women’s National Team Thursday night.
- The sisters connected for a goal in the first half and celebrated with an epic chest bump.
- After the game, Kristie said Sam planned the celebration for a potential “sister-sister goal.”
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Kristie Mewis has taken on a brand new role for the US Women’s National Team: sister assister.
The 30-year-old midfielder assisted her younger sister, national team superstar Sam Mewis, for a goal in the USWNT’s first Send Off Series contest. With the first-half finish, the Mewii became the first sisters in USWNT history to connect for a goal.
And they celebrated accordingly: with an epic chest bump in the middle of the field.
Sam Mewis’ leadoff strike came in the 21st minute of the USWNT’s matchup against Mexico Thursday night. Megan Rapinoe started the play by dribbling up the flank and finding Kristie Mewis in the box. The elder midfielder sister took a nice turn towards the goal and then dished a dime to Sam inside the arc.
Sam took a touch past the defender before firing a rocket into the corner of the net to put the USWNT on the board.
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After the game, Kristie told the press that she “just had a feeling” that a sister-sister goal was in the cards ahead of the team’s 4-0 victory. Apparently, her sister was on the same page. Sam even reached out to Kristie before the game to plan out their scoring celebration in advance.
“She texted me before the game and said, ‘If we score a sister-sister goal, we have to chest bump after,'” Kristie said.
So they did.
Here’s a better look at that chest bump:
There could be plenty more chest bumps in the sisters’ future, as both Mewii are headed to Tokyo as members of the USWNT’s 18-person roster. In a few short weeks, the duo and their teammates will play three group-stage games in a seven-day span to qualify for the knockout stage of the Olympic games.
The USWNT embarks on its journey to becoming the first team to earn gold directly after winning the World Cup with a grudge match against Sweden on July 21. The US will round out the group stage with games against New Zealand on July 24 and Australia on July 27.