NJ/NY Gotham announces 30-player roster ahead of 2022 season

Lizzy Becherano
Scott Parkinson set to lead NJ/NY Gotham City FC in the upcoming 2022 campaign
Scott Parkinson set to lead NJ/NY Gotham City FC in the upcoming 2022 campaign / Joe Robbins/ISI Photos/GettyImages

NJ/NY Gotham FC have announced an updated 30-player pre-season roster ahead of the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League season. 

The upcoming campaign kicks off with group play for the NWSL Challenge Cup on Saturday, March 19 to be followed by a 28-match regular season. 

The club acquired several new players to revamp the roster in hopes of making a run at the championships. Gotham FC’s newest acquisitions include defender Ali Krieger, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, goalkeeper Michelle Betos, United States Women’s National Team midfielder Kristie Mewis, and forward Kumi Yokohama. 

Defenders Krieger and Harris were signed after the club finalized a trade with the Orlando Pride. The two bring extensive international experience to the team. 

NWSL veteran Mewis joins after being traded to Gotham by newest expansion side San Diego Wave. Yokohama was brought over to Gotham FC after spending the last three seasons with the Washington Spirit. 

The club also recently signed PSV Eindhoven's Ellie Jean and forward Cameron Tucker. 

“We are very happy with the quality of our team. We are trying to build something very special here. It takes time, be we are well on our way. It’s not only the individuals quality that’s impressive to us, it’s our depth that is exciting our staff,” said Head Coach Scott Parkinson. 

“We have brought in lots of players this year with WC golds, to up and coming young stars of the future. With it being an expansion year and the retirement of Carli, we believe we’ve done a great job to keep us driving forward. Now we have out internationals back from representing their nations, it’s full steam ahead with everyone here in preseason.” 

Head Coach Scott Parkinson is entering his first full season as Head Coach of Gotham FC after taking the reins and leading the club to a playoff berth in 2021.