USWNT star Sam Mewis will coach Vermont Green FC Women’s Exhibition Match

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Vermont Green FC continues to make waves on the American soccer landscape and the club’s latest announcement is a significant one. The club announced Friday that U.S. women’s national team star Sam Mewis will coach the women’s green team in the club’s first women’s exhibition match.

“I am so excited and honored to be a part of Vermont Green this summer. When I moved to Vermont, I really wanted to connect with the people here, enjoy the outdoors, and make an impact in some way. I can’t believe an opportunity like this presented itself so quickly: to help grow women’s football with an environmentally conscious and social justice-oriented club. I can’t wait to coach this team and meet the great fans who make this club so special!” Mewis said.

Mewis has nearly a decade of professional experience at club level, having made 83 appearances for the USWNT. The Massachusetts native won the World Cup in 2019 and won three NWSL championships, an FA Cup with Manchester City, and was recognized as the 2020 U.S. Female Soccer Player of the Year.

The football star has already worked with the club to expand into women’s sports. Coach Brad Agoos will be part of Mewis’ staff during the game and head coach and men’s sporting director Adam Pfeifer will work with Mewis to build the Green Mountain Gals roster.

Hidden in the club’s press release is a promise to host exhibition matches for women until a full-time women’s club can be established in a national competition. Mewis will remain an advisor to the club after the opening match on June 22.

“This couldn’t be a more exciting time for football in Vermont,” Pfeifer said. “Sam Mewis has competed and won at the highest level of football. We are privileged to work with her on this match and are grateful that she believes in the project. June 22 will be an incredible celebration and an important step forward for the club’s long-term goals.”

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