New York City FC and NJ/NY Gotham FC have both made some signings and transactions over the last few weeks. The two teams are building for 2024, which involves saying goodbye to players and saying hello. The ladies are ahead of the men with signings and moves, but the New York sides are increasing their competitiveness.
NYCFC and Gotham FC made goalkeeper trades
On Tuesday, NYCFC and Gotham FC announced trades regarding players. The Pigeons traded goalkeeper Cody Mizell, while the Bats traded allocation money for goalkeeper Cassie Miller.
Mizell, who was known to be on the move, is being traded to D.C. United for $50,000 of General Allocation Money. However, it appears his playing career has come to an end, for he will join D.C. as a goalkeeper coach. He did not play a minute with NYCFC, but he was a valued member of the squad, spreading positive energy in every way. In addition, he made the bench 22 times.
Mizell's teammates and the fans loved the player. He always put in the work, preparing to be ready if needed. He also loved the club, which was obvious by his posts on social media and during games.
On the other side, Gotham FC traded $70,000 in allocation money to the Kansas City Current to acquire Miller. They also had to pay the $30,000 intra-league transfer fee. This move officially adds a third goalkeeper to the roster after Mandy Haught was traded last month.
Miller will likely compete with Michelle Betos, who has yet to re-sign, for the backup role. She earned 12 appearances for the Current in 2023 and had six clean sheets. Abby Smith is the expected starter, but anything can happen in the beautiful game.
It is nice to see New York City FC and NJ/NY Gotham FC continue to create their rosters. Mizell will be missed. Miller is a welcoming addition. The two teams will continue to make signings and moves before the start of the 2024 campaigns.