Mewis, who was transferred to Manchester City in August, was the only U.S. starter who is currently playing club ball.
“It’s the first game of 2021," she said. "We wanted to start the year off on the right foot. We definitely had been preparing hard for this game so it feels good to come away with a win as a team."
The highlight of the game for Mewis came after she exited the match and watched her sister, Kristie Mewis, score the USA's fourth goal. Kristie Mewis earned a recall more than six years after her last international appearance when she helped the Houston Dash win the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, and she has scored in both games she has played.
“Being a professional soccer player, there’s so few people that understand what that’s like and understand the ups and downs of that,” Sam Mewis said. “There’s just so few people that really get it, and so to have my sister doing this alongside me, someone who really understands what we go through, what we do, how bad we want it, what we’re willing to give up to get it — I think it brings us so much closer."