Houston Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell and midfielder Kristie Mewis were called in to the January U.S. Women’s National Team training camp ahead of two international friendlies against Colombia, U.S. Soccer announced today. The matches are set to take place on January 18 and 22 at Exploria Stadium during the training camp period in Orlando, Florida.
Both players re-join head coach Vlatko Andonovski’s 27-player roster after joining USWNT for the team’s friendly against Netherlands on Nov. 27. The team is set to take on Colombia for their first domestic game since the 2020 SheBelieves Cup last March. Kickoff for both games is set for 6 p.m. CT and will be televised on FS1 (Jan. 18) and ESPN2 (Jan. 22).
Campbell played a crucial role in Houston’s first league title during the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. Throughout the tournament, she held it down in goal, keeping four clean sheets, three of which happened during the knockout rounds. The goalkeeper stopped two penalty kicks against Utah Royals FC to send the Dash into the semifinals.
The Georgia native has earned three caps with the U.S. Women’s National Team, two of which have come in Houston at BBVA Stadium. She made her senior international debut in Houston during a 5-1 USWNT victory over Russia in April 2017. Since then, Campbell has earned two more caps for the national team, including an appearance in a 6-2 win over Mexico in Houston in April of 2018. She was also called in to the national team in December 2019.
The international friendly against Netherlands marked Mewis’ first cap since 2014 when she came in as a second-half substitute. To cap her stellar performance throughout 2020, the midfielder went on to score the second goal of the match in the 70th minute to give the U.S. a 2-0 victory. The goal was Mewis’ second in 16 appearances with the senior team.
Mewis, who signed a multi-year contract with the Dash that is set to go through the 2023 season, scored three goals and tallied three assists for Houston in 2020. The Boston native earned NWSL Player of the Week honors on Oct. 6 after scoring a goal and providing three assists in Houston’s 4-1 victory over the North Carolina Courage in the NWSL Fall Series. Mewis played in every game of the Challenge Cup, scoring a goal in Houston’s 2-0 victory over OL Reign and drawing a penalty that resulted in the tournament-winning goal in the Challenge Cup Final against the Chicago Red Stars.