I've seen Riley dismiss stuff that has ended up actually happening before, but with the rest of 2020's schedule so weird and fractured, moving within the league right now does seem a bit of a stretch.
BTW ... Mewis made her debut with Man City over the weekend. 1 goal and 2 assists in half a game. Yeah ... that league isn't quite up to the standard of NWSL even if a few of the individual teams are quite good.
Meh ... it's transition time for the Courage anyway. Murphy looks like the next US franchise keeper while Labbe is good, but no more than that. She's also 34, and I suspect they'll move her on and let Murphy and Katie Rowland handle the job going forward.
In midfield I know the team seem to see Lauren Milliet as their next dynamic play driver, and they like recent draft pick Peyton Perea but they'll need to make a move to shore things up in midfield soon. They didn't do anything to replace the giant hole that Mewis left. Everything ran through Debinha in the recent round robin games, which works ... but not as well as when defenses had to worry about Dunn and Debihna as VERY aggressive double pivots. Dunn just never really got going after the Covid shutdown. She did next to nothing in the tournament games in Utah and then was fairly invisible in the two re-start games I watched. Fairly clear that her heart wasn't in it.
Yeah ... and nobody really knows what the NWSL is going to be able to do in terms of the schedule for next season anyway. One presumes a vaccine will be available at some point, but wide distribution might not be possible by spring/summer. Bottom line, it's a pretty good time to stockpile options and allocation funds instead of players.Mewis could be back for post-Olympics next year, she’s only on a 1 year contract with Man City. I can’t see her doing anything between the end of the English season and the Olympics except National Team camp/matches though.
USMNT got a recruitment boost yesterday when Valencia winger Yunus Musah decided to accept a call-up to the US senior team camp to be held later in November. He's New York born, of Ghanian parents but raised in England. In fact he has represented England in International age group play thus far in his career. He's only 17 and only just now breaking into Valencia's rotation, but if he ends up committing to the US this is a BIG get.