Gotham FC news roundup: The USWNT and the Women's Cup Colombia

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NJ/NY Gotham FC is only a few weeks away from the start of the season. The players have been busy in the preseason. Some have been with the USWNT in the CONCACAF W Gold Cup. Therefore, everyone has been getting in their work for the upcoming campaign.

Of course, that means there is news to cover. Here the next edition of the Gotham FC news roundup.

Gotham FC news roundup: The USWNT and the Women's Cup Colombia

Gotham players with the USWNT

The USWNT just finished group play in the Gold Cup. After losing to Mexico in the final match, the national team finished second in their group. It was a little shocking, but also not surprising since it appeared the coaching staff was using these games for trial and error with the Starting XI. Thankfully, the other two fixtures ended in wins, so the team is moving on to the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, the seven Gotham FC players have all seen playing time over the three-game period. Crystal Dunn, Rose Lavelle, and Lynn Williams started twice. Tierna Davidson, Jenna Nighswonger, Midge Purce, and Emily Sonnett started once. Some of the ladies saw substitute appearances in the other matches.

Nighswonger and Williams scored during the first game against the Dominican Republic. Purce had one of her best matches that night, for she had two assists. Lavelle had an assist in the second fixture against Argentina.

The USWNT will find out who they play against after Wednesday's Gold Cup matches. One can expect a few Gotham players to start in the quarterfinals.

Game 1 of the Women's Cup Colombia

Gotham FC is currently in Colombia for some preseason games. On Tuesday, the ladies played in the first game of the Women's Cup Colombia. They played against Deportivo Cali in a friendly that marked the first time an NWSL team has played in Colombia.

Since many starters are out with the USWNT, the Bats had some players who were not a part of the team. In addition, this allowed bench players to have opportunities to prove their worth.

The match was not the greatest, and Gotham struggled to score throughout most of the 90 minutes. However, 13-year-old McKenna Whitham, a non-roster invitee, scored the winning goal to lead the NJ/NY side to the 1-0 win. This was an incredible moment for the young player who has the potential to be one of the brightest young talents in the United States.

Gotham FC will play against Racing Louisville FC next in the final match on Friday, March 1.