|photo from Gotham FC
NY/NJ Gotham FC welcomed the Washington Spirit for their annual Pride Night. An impressive crowd, filled with the next generation of athletes, witnessed the 1-0 win for the home squad. The future is bright, indeed.
Proud to work for these phenomenal women. Proud to be part of the growth of something really special. pic.twitter.com/kbCzaerAIN— Yael Averbuch West (@Yael_Averbuch) June 4, 2022
First Half Highlights
Gotham got right to work with a shot by Caprice Dydasco. Another pair of chances came from WNT standout Midge Purce. Washington GK Aubrey Kingsbury kept busy in the opening fifteen minutes. Gotham only slightly edged out the Spirit in possession in the first half, but outshot the visitors 12-2 in that time.
Persistence yielded A run and cross by Ifeoma Onumonu allowed Purce to slide in with the ball to bag her first goal (21'). Kristie Mewis took a chance only a moment later, but found herself offside. Paige Monaghan attempted a shot from distance as the first half wound down, but it became Kingsbury's third save on the night.
Second Half Rundown
I'm still new-ish to how NWSL plays. But I don't think I'll ever not be astounded by their confidence and risk-taking. There is nothing but fight in this Gotham squad.
The crowds are growing around the league. It turns out that when the opportunity for viewership increases, viewership increases.
Gotham travels to Kansas City next week to face The Current. Can Gotham keep things rolling, even on the road?