The offseason for NJ/NY Gotham FC has been pretty remarkable. The Bats have been extremely busy handing out contract extensions and signing superstars like Crystal Dunn. The club brought in numerous USWNT stars, so in some ways, the team is like a mini USWNT.
Hence, it was not shocking to see Gotham players on the US roster list for the CONCACAF W Gold Cup. Tierna Davidson, Dunn, Rose Lavelle, Jenna Nighswonger, Midge Purce, Emily Sonnett, and Lynn Williams were all called up. This means seven players will represent the US from one team. All of the ladies deserve this as well.
Gotham FC's USWNT players highlight the direction of the club
In fact, this is a record number of USWNT call-ups for the Bats. The best players play for the national team, so this speaks volumes. Moreover, it proves Gotham FC has worked hard in the offseason to build a highly competitive roster. The seven call-ups highlight the team has some of the best players in the NWSL.
Plus, this proves Gotham means business in 2024. The team is not happy with one NWSL Championship, for more trophies are desired. Everyone involved in the club wants to turn the side into one of the best, if not, the best, in the league. One also cannot forget the Bats finished in sixth place in 2023. Hence, there is plenty to build on.
Notably, the building of the roster began last year. The signing of Lynn Williams sparked a change in the direction of Gotham FC. Picking Jenna Nighswonger in the draft was one of the best decisions in recent history. Juan Carlos Amorós has brought many tactical and environmental changes to the club. Moves such as these put the Bats on the road to a successful season.
Unquestionably, Gotham means business in 2024. Otherwise, why did they go out and sign four USWNT stars? They want to be the best. The seven call-ups for the CONCACAF W Gold Cup illuminates the drive of the club for 2024 and beyond.