Man City’s Janine Beckie discusses FAWSL title race, playing alongside Sam Mewis


The final episode of Season 1 of The Soccer Show dropped Wednesday, with Dave and Haley recapping the ending of the FA WASL season and welcoming Manchester City’s Janine Beckie as their final guest. 

The Canadian Superstar and Man City utility knife stopped by to discuss the rivalry between City and Chelsea, finding her form late in the season, and what it was like playing alongside USWNT star Sam Mewis. 

“It’s definitely a fiery rivalry,” Beckie said on the show while discussing the title race between City and Chelsea. “You make it difficult when you leave the fate of the league up to another team, so we didn’t take care of business when we should have and had some pretty poor performances that resulted in draws early on in the season that came back to bite us a little bit. At the end of the day, we didn’t do enough to win and they did, so gotta tip our hat to them.”

She adds that it was odd playing opposite of Canadian National Team teammate Jesse Flemming, who is a midfielder for Chelsea, especially when they were warming up and would run into each other.

In regards to finding her form, Beckie admits that it was a bit difficult switching positions all season. 

“It’s difficult because versatility can be a double-edged sword, you don’t really get the chance to master one position,” she said, while maintaining that she tries her best to see it as a positive. “I do think it brings a lot of value to the team and I’m happy to do a job for the team when I need to.”

“Unfortunately my form came a little late to make the impact I would have liked to have had.”

But finding her form also came alongside linking up with USWNT star Sam Mewis, which Beckie says is a dream come true. 

“Of a lot of the players in the world, Sam is definitely one I would have had on my list as dream teammates, so to be able to play with her has been really great,” Beckie said. “She is the ultimate competitor, is so competitive. I love it. She’s a winner. She just wants to win and She’ll do whatever it takes to win and you can’t really complain about that as a teammate.”

“She’s come in and she’s had an impact massively on the club. Scored some really big goals for us and had some really big performances.” 

Catch the full show below, and be sure to stick around for a special announcement, as Haley announces which FAWSL team she’ll be supporting in the future.