|photo from West Ham United
by Anthony J. Merced
Gotham FC midfielder Kristie Mewis has parted ways with Gotham FC before signing with West Ham United in the English Women's Super League for the 2024 season. Mewis joined Gotham in 2022 and made 31 appearances, including helping the team win their first NWSL Championship in 2023.
"Gotham has been the most rewarding community to be a part of for the last two years," said Mewis. "I'm full of gratitude knowing the future is bright and I was able to be a part of it. And most importantly, I'll never forget our first championship together."
Mewis' lasting memory will be assisting Katie Stengel's 107th minute goal in the semi-final against Portland Thorns to take the club to their first final. She was also an important part of the US Women's National team, scoring her penalty kick goal in losing effort to Sweden in the round of 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Mewis has also lifted the Concacaf Women's Championship trophy with the national team in 2022 and the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup with the Houston Dash. The team she'll be joining, West Ham, are tied for last in the league with only one win all season. Goal differential is all that separates them and Bristol City with the last place club being relegated each season.
"She (Mewis) helped us win the championship and make history for the club," said head coach Juan Carlos Amoros. "It has been an amazing season for the club. It has also been a pleasure to work with Kristie."