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Kristie Mewis loves watching Sam Kerr ‘live her dream’ with Australia

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Australia's Sam Kerr hugs her girlfriend, Kristie Mewis of the USWNT, after the Matildas' World Cup Round of 16 win. (Maddie Meyer/FIFA via Getty Images)

Kristie Mewis is still dealing with the sting of defeat after the U.S. women’s national team’s World Cup exit. But that hasn’t stopped her from supporting girlfriend Sam Kerr as she makes a run with Australia.

Mewis’ first World Cup touch came in the USWNT’s penalty shootout against Sweden in the Round of 16, and she scored on her attempt. But it wasn’t enough to send the team through, though Mewis isn’t “ready for it to be real yet,” she said of the elimination.

“My teammates — you guys are incredible players but even better people. My family and friends – I am so lucky to have you I love you with all my heart. And to our fans – thank you for always believing in us,” she wrote. “This team has meant the world to me since I was five years old. It will always be the biggest honor pulling this uniform over my head. This team WILL be back.”

The 32-year-old midfielder also took the time to shout out Kerr, her best friend and girlfriend. Since the USWNT’s elimination, Mewis has been spotted in the stands at Australia’s last two matches and embracing Kerr after the Matildas’ wins. Australia is set to play against England at 6 a.m. ET Wednesday with a spot in the World Cup final on the line.

“It’s also pretty cool getting to watch my best friend live her dream,” Mewis wrote. “Thank you babe for always being my everything every step of the way and I’m so proud of you and thankful for you.”