On a day she scored FC Barcelona’s 100th goal in the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) during their 3-0 win over English side, Manchester City in the quarter-final first-leg tie played in Barcelona on Wednesday, Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala also made the list of ESPN’s world Top 50 players.
Mewis’ transformation from a player who didn’t make the 2015 USWNT World Cup or 2016 Rio Olympics squads, to someone who Vlatko Andonovski calls “a true example of what the USWNT stands for,” is remarkable. Her arrival to the Women’s Super League in August 2020 might not have been considered the most star-studded signing of the summer, but it arguably has had the most immediate and lasting impact. She slotted straight into Gareth Taylor’s starting lineup and has contributed a number of crucial goals, including in January when she scored the game winner in the FA Cup final for Manchester City. She now sleeps with the medal beside her bed. Add into this her sensational USWNT form. She scored her first career hat trick against Colombia, and while an injury kept her off of the SheBelieves squad, she will surely be one of the first names on Andonovski’s Olympic roster. Since Feb. 28, she has scored six goals — three in the league and three in the UWCL. There is no stopping this Tower of Power, and with City just two points off Chelsea in the league and an exciting quarterfinal against Spanish champions Barcelona, she could soon be sleeping with a few more medals beside her bed.
40. Megan Rapinoe