Gotham FC news roundup: Moves, New Year's Eve, and transfer rumors

-Here is the newest Gotham FC news roundup

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NJ/NY Gotham FC is currently getting ready for 2024. The season is a few short months away, so there is plenty to do for the new campaign. The Bats are coming off their NWSL Championship win but just made the playoffs by finishing in sixth place. Hence, there is plenty of room for growth and improvement.

There offseason has already been busy. Here is the latest news roundup for Gotham FC.

The Gotham FC news roundup: Moves and more

Many Gotham FC players have moved elsewhere

There have been a couple of surprises thus far regarding Gotham FC's offseason moves. Many players are still with the club. Those expected to move on have done so.

Yet, some moves have been a little shocking, even though they are understandable. This includes the trade of Mandy Haught and the mutual parting of ways with Kristie Mewis. Haught likely would have been the backup goalkeeper again in 2024. Then, it is assumed Mewis moved to England to experience a team outside the NWSL. Moreover, the move allowed her to be closer to her partner, Sam Kerr.

Meanwhile, Gotham has been quiet on the signing front. Fans are waiting for the team to bring in new players. Perhaps some stars will decide to join the New Jersey team.

Spending New Year's Eve in Time Square

About a week ago, Gotham FC announced that the team will be honored at Times Square on New Year's Eve for the NWSL Championship. They will be the special guests of the celebration. Ali Krieger, Kelley O’Hara, and Midge Purce will represent the team.

The special guests will join the Mayor of New York City as everyone counts down to the New Year. This is a wonderful honor. Plus, it shows the city recognizes the Bats and what they did during their playoff run.

The transfer rumors

There are a lot of transfer rumors going around right now with Gotham. According to The Athletic, the most concrete of the rumors are the ones involving Rose Lavelle and Emily Sonnett. The two players are in advanced talks with the club. Whether they sign is yet to be seen.

Additionally, Crystal Dunn has also been linked. However, that is the extent of those rumors. It would be incredible for the USWNT player to return to the tri-state area and play for a team that represents New Jersey and New York.

The transaction window will be closed for a few more days for the holiday break. Ideally, once the window opens again on December 29, NJ/NY Gotham FC will announce a new signing or two as soon as possible.

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