The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup is almost over and has brought with it some transfer news for the North Carolina Courage. The Courage’s Challenge Cup run ended a week ago and if left many of their players looking for new opportunities. Samantha Mewis is one of them.
According to Meg Linehan of The Athletic, and other sources, Mewis is set to sign a one-year contract with Manchester City W.F.C. So far, things are seemingly pointing to Mewis spending time in the FA WSL while the NWSL is not playing and returning once the season ends for City.
No transfer fees have been mentioned yet neither has Manchester City made the announcement official yet but Linehan usually doesn’t get her stories wrong so expect to see Mewis in City’s colours sooner rather than later.
In fact, Mewis may even feature for City in the UEFA Women’s Champions League if the club still has space in their registered roster for the competition so her season may start in August instead of later in the year as announced by the FA.
It’s a great move for someone like Mewis who follows in Carli Lloyd’s footsteps in England. Not only will she be getting regular soccer again for the foreseeable future but she will also feature in one of the premier competitions that the continent has to offer. The FA WSL and the Champions League have players that are considered elite from all over the world and it’ll be a great opportunity for Mewis to test herself against a different style of play.
Expect to see more Courage players look to overseas clubs for more regular playing time over the next few weeks.