As in the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Sam Mewis was head and shoulders above her foes Sunday. (Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports)
For the second year in a row, U.S. women’s national team midfielders Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle have that championship feeling.
The two 2019 Women’s World Cup winners helped Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over Everton in the Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London, England Sunday.
Mewis tallied the match’s opening goal in the 39th minute off an impressive head shot as she became the second USWNT player and third U.S. international to find the net in an FA Cup final.
With her goal, @sammymewy becomes the second #USWNT player and third 🇺🇸 player overall to score in an FA Cup Final, joining @CarliLloyd and @cpulisic_10 🇺🇸💪 pic.twitter.com/akyxrGVwat
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) November 1, 2020
USWNT teammate Carli Lloyd scored in City’s 2017 final triumph. U.S. men’s national team midfielder Christian Pulisic scored for Chelsea in the 2020 Men’s FA Cup championship encounter.
Mewis scored her fourth goal across all competitions since joining MC this past summer as she headed home a corner kick from England international Alex Greenwood.
After Everton equalized on Valerie Gauvin’s header goal off a corner kick on the hour, Manchester City decided things in extratime behind goals from England’s Georgia Stanway and Canadian international Janine Beckie.
The American duo became the third and fourth women to raise the FA Cup trophy, joining Lloyd (2017) and U.S. youth international Tracy Osborn Nelson (1997 with Millwall).
The moment they've all worked towards! 🏆🙌
🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/HkTzfLv0HJ pic.twitter.com/qhS4ws1bd8
— Man City Women (@ManCityWomen) November 1, 2020