Sam Mewis, Rose Lavelle and Abby Dahlkemper now forma dangerious trio at Manchester City. Mewis spoke about how she very much looks forward to a reunion with Dahlkemper.
Having won NWSL titles together at Western New York Flash and North Carolina Courage, where both players signed from. Mewis is familiar with her fellow World Cup winner’s attributes, and says City have acquired a fantastic player.
“Abby and I have been playing together since 2011,” she said whilst in training camp with the US national team.
“Every year, we’ve been on the same team. It’s exciting that we get to continue that partnership.
“She’s one of my best friends. I’m really excited she’s coming to Manchester.
“She’s an incredible defender – a great player. I think she’ll fit right in. I know she’s really excited to get in and meet everybody and get started.
“I’m excited to have another American coming. It will be really fun.”
Mewis also spoke highly about City’s commitment to the women’s game.
“It’s no secret the resources at City are incredible,” she added.
“The facilities are incredible and the staff and resource we’re given.., We’re really backed up by the Club. It’s been a wonderful experience for me.
“I’ve noticed some things I’ve learned at Man City have helped me.
“I’ve had so many ups and downs, being here. I’ve had struggles and good moments but I’m trying to pick up things I’ve learned and put them into my game.
“I’m really grateful to have such a great experience at City so far. Hopefully, I’ll be able to grow, learn and improve as a player because of that.”
“In the US, we have been pushing for things like this for a long time,” said Mewis.
“City started some branding called ‘Same City, Same Passion’. I definitely think they have provided us with tonnes of resource. We work out of the same building as the men.
“That brand recognition for women is definitely growing. From what I’ve seen, it’s been very positive so far.
“Women’s football in general is on the up and seems to be growing and attracting a lot interest from brands and fans, which is something we can be excited about in UK and here in the US.”
It is no secret Manchester CIty are building something special at the women’s side. They will compete for all the titles and that is magnificent. This trio in addition to the English national team stars already there and City could be a force to reckon with for a long time.