United States women’s national team midfielder Kristie Mewis had a memorable debut in the Women’s Super League with her new club West Ham United on Sunday. Mewis bagged an assist and won a tough battle against the wind when trying to take a corner kick.
The wind got so bad that she had to ask the assistant referee to hold the corner flag for her.
Kristie Mewis wind troubles during corner kick
kristie mewis vs the wind pic.twitter.com/FWO1mBXcPe— Dandy Anderson (@dandyanderson_) January 21, 2024
We don’t think this is what Mewis expected when people said she’d be blown away by the WSL.
Mewis's biggest enemy today, the wind. pic.twitter.com/F7QeWrXeKv— SHE scores bangers (@SHEscoresbanger) January 21, 2024
The 32-year-old had an instant impact for West Ham when she was substituted into the game vs. Tottenham at the 62-minute mark.
In the 70th minute Mewis provided an assist to Amber Tysiak from a set piece to level the score at 3-3.
First WSL assist✅Talk about a perfect start for Kristie Mewis pic.twitter.com/HQzJdSLpLW
— Attacking Third (@AttackingThird) January 21, 2024
West Ham were unable to hang on for a point as Tottenham grabbed a winner through Jessica Naz in the 75th minute.
While not the result Mewis and the Hammers were hoping for, it’s a good start to the league for the American. Her fiancée Sam Kerr was present for the game.
Sam Kerr supporting her fiancée Kristie Mewis on her WSL debut pic.twitter.com/qsTY2Hazl9— Attacking Third (@AttackingThird) January 21, 2024
Chelsea’s Kerr will be sidelined for a while as the Australian superstar suffered a torn ACL during a training camp in early January. Kerr will be forced to sit out for the 2024 Olympics should Australia qualify.
Mewis and West Ham sit tied for last in the WSL with Bristol City. The Hammers have five points from 11 games so far. The team that finishes last in the league will be relegated.
Next up for Mewis will be an FA WSL Cup clash with Birmingham City on Wednesday.