Mewis was named Participant of the 12 months in US Soccer

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(Reuters) – Manchester City midfielder Sam Mewis was named Player of the Year in US football on Saturday.

The 28-year-old, who helped the US win the World Cup in France last year, has played eight of the nine games for the national team this year and scored four goals in the Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifiers.

Mewis was impressive for the North Carolina Courage in the NWSL Challenge Cup before joining the women's Super League team in Manchester City in August and helping them win the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Everton.

"It is obviously a great honor to be part of the list of players who have won this award in the past," Mewis said in a US football statement.

"It's still a great honor to even be called to a US camp, to have time to play and score goals for my country. All of this continues to be surreal to me."

Midfielder Sharon Remer was the first-ever winner of the prestigious award in 1985, while Abby Wambach won six records.

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