Gotham FC player ratings from the 2-0 loss to the Washington Spirit

  • Gotham FC fell to the Washington Spirit 2-0 on Saturday
  • Here are the player ratings
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The ratings for the substitutes and more

Samantha Hiatt – 6.5 

Samantha Hiatt was called unexpectedly with Davidson’s injury and did the best she could despite the circumstances. However, a handball in the box led to a penalty kick made by Ashley Hatch to extend Washington’s lead, which is a moment she would like to forget. 

Crystal Dunn – 8 

Crystal Dunn gave it her all in just 30 minutes of play, completing all but two of her passes. She also created one chance while making a few plays in the final third. However, given the short time, she was not able to help the team much. After a promising performance, Dunn could be considered for a starting role next week.  

Nealy Martin – 7 

Martin provided some fresh legs and helped produce 10 accurate passes in 24 touches with two recoveries.

Ella Stevens – 5 

Not much to say here as Stevens saw just 15 minutes of play for her first appearance since March 30, playing in just 29 minutes this season. 

Maycee Bell – 7 

Bell made her NWSL debut with an appearance off the bench for Gotham. She was able to make three recoveries while winning a tackle on 15 touches in just 15 minutes.  

Player of the match: Emily Sonnett

Despite all the ugly, Sonnett held it down for Gotham FC in an impressive performance. This is just a statement to the team that she is not only here to play, but will be the leader on the field. Her passing was solid and covered a lot of ground, especially with all the pressure from the Washington attack. As mentioned, with a healthy Lavelle back in the lineup, Gotham’s attack will surely wake up while their midfield issues are set to improve soon.