Mewis a No Go in SBC, Howell In

By Sean McCaffery, February 13, 2021

She sat out for her Man City Derby , a daunting victory in the Derby v United, now Samantha Mewis will not lace them up for the USWNT in the SheBelieves Cup either. Instead in comes the Junior out of Florida State, midfielder Jaelin Howell as they go a good number of years younger. She picked up an ankle injury facing Colombia on Jan. 22 and will keep at her rehab across the pond. Yes, this hurts the team as well as Sam was in fine form with many goals of late following up on a fine 2020. 

Howell and her one cap of international experience gained Nov 7 facing Holland in the 2-0 win, already has 2 youth World Cups under her belt, the 2018 U-20 and 2016 U-17, but it is a massive step up to a full national team such as the USA. Florida Football success runs in her blood as her dad, John, was a player on the Tampa Bay initial Super Bowl title taking team of 2003. She has had a great deal of success herself, as a frosh her team was the NCAA champions and this fall, they took the ACC crown.

A bit different from last year as Argentina takes the place of England, they are starting their competition, and of course returning again is Brazil, joined by Canada. t he games are to be played on Feb 18,21 & 24 all in Orlando's Expedia Stadium.