With the UEFA Women's Champions League on the club's docket for the first time since the 2009-10 season, Bayern Munich have been smartly working to strengthen the squad for the upcoming season. Today, they made another move bringing in Kristie Mewis on a one year deal from NWSL side Boston Breakers.
Mewis becomes the fifth signing of of the summer for FCB Frauen. Nicole Rolser, Lisa Evans, Sara Däbritz, and Vero Boquete were announced earlier this summer. She becomes the third American player currently at the club joining Gina Lewandowski and Katie Stengel.
"We're responding to Mana Iwabuchi's recent injury along with other injured players with the short-term signing of Kristie Mewis," head coach Thomas Wörle said. "Kristie is a technically adept, goal-hungry midfielder, and adaptable in the offense. Kristie will definitely need some time to settle in but I'm looking forward to working together with a very talented player."
Boquete, Iwabuchi, and Lena Lotzen are all currently out with injuries.
There has been a bit of confusion regarding the deal after the General Manager of the Boston Breakers tweeted that this was a six month loan. After reaching out the club, BFW can confirm that the deal is for one year, since the Bundesliga does not allow six month contracts. The deal does include an option to leave after six months, which will more than likely be executed at that time. However, Mewis will have the ability to remain in Munich for the entire season.
"I'm looking forward to being a part of FC Bayern Munich, whose team and club I've heard so many great things about," Mewis said. "It's always been a dream of mine to play in Germany. I'm looking forward to jumping right into training with the team and to bringing my strengths as well."