USWNT roll by Colombia 4-0 in friendly behind Sam Mewis hat-trick

The American team dominated the match in Orlando, with over 20 shots on goal. World Cup champs in 2019, the squad is aiming for gold at Tokyo 2020.

By Nick McCarvel
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The pitch belonged to Samantha Mewis on Monday night.

The American women's football team - commonly known as the USWNT - rolled past Colombia in a friendly match played in Orlando, Mewis notching three of Team USA's four goals in a 4-0 triumph over the Colombians.

The U.S. is slated to meet the Colombians again on Friday (22 January).

Mewis scored at the four-minute mark to put the Americans out in front early, then at 33' and again to start the second half (46'). It was a family affair as sister Kristie Mewis added the icing on the cake, scoring at the 85-minute mark.

The United States of... Mewis?

It was all Mewis, all night, as Sam registered the first hat-trick of her international career.

"I think there's a chance Sam Mewis will be the world's best player in 2021," mused football analyst Grant Wahl on Twitter.

The Americans dominated the stat sheet, with 22 shots, 11 of them on target. The kept possession of the ball for a whopping 64 percent of the game.

Olympic gold medallists and World Cup champs Carli Lloyd (85') and Megan Rapinoe (4') added assists in the game.

A big season to come

The U.S. has won the last two Women's World Cups, in 2015 and 2019, but are looking to re-claim Olympic gold having lost to Sweden in the quarter-finals at Rio 2016. It was their first loss at the Games, having won gold through from women's football being added in 1996 to 2008.

With the rise of Sam Mewis adding to the strength of veterans Lloyd and Rapinoe, the U.S. also featured mainstays Kelley O'Hara and Julie Ertz in it's starting lineup on Monday evening as it begins its drive for gold at Tokyo 2020 this coming Summer Games.

Following Friday, the Americans will next play in the SheBelieves Cup 18-24 Feb. They'll match up with Canada first, then Brazil and Japan. All four teams are international powerhouses in their own right, and the event was organized by U.S. Soccer. The matches will take place in Orlando.