In first appearance for US women’s soccer team in six years, Kristie Mewis scores to seal victory

BREDA, Netherlands — Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the US women won a rematch of last year’s World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday.

The older sister of starter Sam Mewis came in as a second-half substitute and scored in the 70th minute. It was Kristie Mewis’s second goal for the team, after her first in 2013. The 2,722 days between her goals was the longest stretch in team history.

“I just had to just re-watch it, actually, because I think I blacked out on what actually happened,’’ Kristie Mewis said about her goal.

The United States hadn’t played in 261 days because of the coronavirus pandemic. The top-ranked Americans have won all nine matches they’ve played this year. They’re 11-0-0 under coach Vlatko Andonovski, who took over after Jill Ellis stepped down last year.

“A lot of things changed in 2020. But one thing that didn’t change and one thing that will never change with this team is the heart and the mind,’’ Andonovski said. ’’And I was so proud of these players, the way they stepped up and handled the game, considering that some of them didn’t have a chance to train properly before this camp.”

Lavelle also scored when the United States beat the Netherlands in Lyon, France, last year for the team’s second straight World Cup title.

Nine of the 11 US starters for the final were in the starting lineup on Friday. Notably missing was Alex Morgan, who came in as a second-half substitute for her 170th appearance with the team.

Morgan, currently playing for Tottenham, had not played for the United States since the World Cup final because she was pregnant with and gave birth to daughter Charlie.

Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman was not with the team because of a personal matter that was not related to COVID-19. Wiegman, a former Dutch midfielder who has coached the team since 2017, will take over as England’s national team coach next September, succeeding Phil Neville.

Lavelle struck a left-footed goal on a break in the 41st minute.

Kristie Mewis subbed in to join her younger sister on the field and scored nine minutes later. Sam Mewis was among the first to embrace her sister in celebration.

“I was so nervous to shoot it, but I just wound up and gave it the best I could. And then turning around and just realizing what had just happened and seeing Sam and Alex running towards me was so special. It’s a very surreal moment for me,’’ Kristie Mewis said. “It kind of hasn’t really sunk in yet.”

Kristie Mewis played well in the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup and fall series with the Houston Dash, earning her a call-up to the national team.

The US was without Lindsey Horan, who contracted COVID-19 and did not travel to Europe for the match.

The teams held a moment of

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Adele wore some seriously stellar fashion during her appearance on Saturday Night Live

She’s one of our finest musical exports, but during her appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, Adele also affirmed her status as one seriously stylish singer.

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So much so that the Tottenham native didn’t just stop at one, or maybe two, fashionable outfits. No, Adele wore a bevvy of high-fashion ensembles, all which showcased her recent weight loss (which she made reference to during her skit.)

Not that the 32-year-old singer is any stranger to fashion; she sent the Internet into disarray in August when she and Beyoncé wore the same moon-print Marine Serre top and lest we forget the breathtaking army green Givenchy gown she wore to the Grammy’s in 2017.

It was more that this weekend’s appearance on SNL simply affirmed what we already knew: that the Brit school-educated singer, songwriter, and performer knows what suits her and she wears it with aplomb. So much so that for the appearance, Adele reunited with her longtime collaborator and stylist, Gaelle Paul.

Adele standing in front of a store: The Brock Collection Rohtak peplum-style blazer(NBC)

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The Brock Collection Rohtak peplum-style blazer(NBC)

To kick start Saturday’s buffet of fashionable ensembles, the star sported the Rohtak off-the-shoulder blazer from New York-based brand Brock Collection’s autumn/winter 2020 collection (£1,334, buy now), which she paired with spray-on effect stirrup-style leggings and a pair of Zoom-worthy Schiaparelli chandelier earrings. Sam McKnight, the man behind the barnets of Princess Diana, Kate Moss and Lady Gaga, masterminded Adele’s hair for the occasion, looking to Old Hollywood for inspiration.

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The high-fashion moments didn’t stop there. There was everything from the ombré velvet Acne Studios shirt we’d been teased with ahead of the show’s broadcast, to a Valentino green jumpsuit featuring the brand’s floral ‘Kissing Lovers’ print. Opting for high-octane bling for the occasion, the star amped up each look with an array of jewellery, from stacks of Cartier bracelets to OTT gold hoops by Broken English and Meghan Markle-approved jeweller, Shaun Leane.

Posting to her Instagram, Adele’s stylist Paul tagged the star in a series of promotional shots for SNL, all of which confirm that the singer can pull off absolutely anything.

From a black hooded sweatshirt from London label Ashish, emblazoned with “This Is Such A Nightmare”, to an “I Love NY” three-piece by American brand Libertine, which she elevated with a pair of cobalt heels courtesy of Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe collection, Paul’s posts showed that Adele isn’t afraid to have fun with her look.

All that’s left to do now that Saturday Night Live is over (and we’ve re-watched it four times) is to sit and patiently wait for Adele’s new music, which she’s promised is coming soon…

Scroll through the gallery above for more of Adele’s Saturday Night Live looks.

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