She had better get used to the attention, and the unsolicited gestures of gratitude along the way. After all, one billion people worldwide watched the tournament on television. Nearly 14 million domestic viewers saw the US defeat The Netherlands, 2-0, in last Sunday’s final at the Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France. Mewis thought she’d be coming in off the bench for the US, but she started six of the seven matches, including the final. She recorded two goals and four assists and made 31 defensive plays. Not bad for a woman who was born in Weymouth and grew up in Hanson, and whose older sister, Kristie, described her as “the girl in the backyard kicking against the fence for hours when no one was watching.” Since the Americans’ decisive World Cup triumph, their second in a row and fourth overall since 1991, Mewis’s whirlwind schedule was so overloaded with engagements, it appeared she was in need of a stunt double to help with her appearances. After Team USA won the title and celebrated with a big champagne-soaked party in France, the team chartered back to New York on Monday. The next day, the team appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning… Read full this story
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