USWNT's Sam Mewis, Alyssa Naeher throw out ceremonial first pitch for Red Sox-Dodgers

Justin Leger
NBC Sports Boston

The defending World Series champions paid tribute to the World Cup champions on Friday night.

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Two players from the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, midfielder Sam Mewis and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park before the Red Sox took on the Dodgers. Mewis is a Weymouth, Mass. native while Naeher hails from Bridgeport, Conn.

Naeher, who played every minute of the World Cup run, provided one of the biggest moments of the tournament when she saved a penalty kick against England in the semifinals. Mewis played in six of the USWNT's seven matches and scored twice in the 13-0 blowout win over Thailand in the opening match.

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