Kickin’ Back with Kristie Mewis

Kickin’ Back with Kristie Mewis

Kristie Mewis is in the form of her life for the Houston Dash, which earned her a return to United States national team camp. Kristie shares her journey of falling out of favor with the U.S. — her last cap was over six years ago — to being traded multiple times in the National Women’s Soccer League and finding herself after her ACL injury in Houston. Her revival is among the best on-field stories in a weird 2020.

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Editing and production: Claire Watkins.

Here are rough timestamps of our conversation:

2:00 — Her journey back to the national team, and finding her way

8:00 — “I was kind of mad at that Kristie” for lying to myself

13:00 — How the Dash changed their culture in 2020

17:00 — On being traded twice in a week in 2017

22:00 — Holding it down in Houston; life in the bubble

26:30 — Supporting Black teammates

33:30 — Hoping to wear the U.S. jersey alongside her sister, Sam, again


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At peace with the past, Kristie Mewis feels better than ever — and it shows