by Anthony J. Merced
Gotham FC continues their signing spree by adding two of the best players in the world, Rose Lavelle and Emily Sonnett. Both players will leave OL Reign and join Gotham on multi-year deals that take them through 2026.
"Rose is an amazing talent," said head coach Juan Carlos Amoros. "She is a very exciting player to watch because of her creative and technical abilities. Rose brings so much to every team she is on, and I am very excited to work with her this season."
Lavelle has spent the last three season with OL Reign, playing in 32 games and scoring six goals. She was undoubtedly one of the best players on the field during the 2023 NWSL Championship game, missing out on MVP due to her team's inability to win the game. She has also patrolled the midfield for the US Women's National team since 2017, winning the 2019 World Cup and garnering a Bronze Medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Sonnett, Lavelle's midfield partner last season, is also a 2019 World Cup winner and raised the NWSL Championship with the Portland Thorns in 2017. Her inclusion in the Gotham roster instantly gives them defensive stability in the midfield, allowing the team's offensive firepower freedom to move forward.
"She is a very strong player," said head coach Juan Carlos Amoros. "I am very excited to work with Emily Sonnett next season."
Lavelle and Sonnett are two more major signings to go along with Crystal Dunn and Tierna Davidson this off-season. Gotham FC is living up to their billing of being attempting to be the hub for women's soccer in 2024. Not only did they raise the NWSL Championship in 2023, but they look to continue their success by adding some of the best players in the world ahead of the 2024 season.