Gotham FC news roundup: International duty updates, an engagement, and more

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Ann-Katrin Berger of Gotham FC
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NJ/NY Gotham FC seems to be heading in the right direction after they continued their unbeaten streak over the weekend. They beat Bay FC on the road right before they entered the international break. Ella Stevens scored a brace to lead the Bats to a 2-0 win.

The team might not play until June 8, but there is always news to be discussed. Here is the next Gotham FC news roundup.

Gotham FC news roundup: Bruninha, Ann-Katrin Berger, and more

Bruninha's international call-up

Gotham FC defender Bruninha was recently called up to represent Brazil. She is not always called up, so the news is great to hear. She has started six of the ten games she appeared in for the Bats, so she is getting plenty of playing time to show off her abilities. Plus, the Brazilian is still young, so she has plenty of room to grow.

When Bruninha is on the pitch, she is stellar as an attacking right-back. It does not matter whether she starts or comes off the bench; she gives her all for the team. The Brazil Women's National Football Team has to see this and knows she is someone who can be a major star for the national team.

Ann-Katrin Berger is engaged

One of the newer Gotham FC signings, Ann-Katrin Berger, is engaged! Her partner, Jess Carter, announced the engagement. They both played for Chelsea F.C. Women, where Carter is still with the team. She also plays for England at the international level.

Apparently, the two have been together for about seven years. It is interesting since former Chelsea head Emma Hayes commented on player relationships in the Women's Super League being inappropriate. However, she was apologetic about the comments made and regretted it. Nevertheless, Carter and Berger kept up their relationship for many years.

It is very exciting for the two and fantastic news for the Gotham FC goalkeeper. Congratulations are in order for the couple.

Some details for the Pride match

When Gotham FC returns from the international break, they will resume play on June 8 against Angel City FC. This game will be their Pride Celebration, and there was an exciting announcement involving the day.

The national anthem will be sung by drag queen Jan Sport, who competed on RuPaul's Drag Race. For those who are not familiar with the show, drag queens compete to become the next star of drag. Jan Sport is a New Jersey native, so this is a good choice for the Pride celebrations.

Moreover, while it has not been announced, one can assume there will be Pride-themed events and activities outside at the game's fan fest. June 8 should be a great day for Gotham FC fans.