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Gotham FC adds Rose Lavelle, Emily Sonnett to USWNT super team
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Gotham FC adds Rose Lavelle, Emily Sonnett to USWNT super team

Updated Jan. 4, 2024 2:42 p.m. ET

The reigning NWSL champions just got better.

NY/NJ Gotham FC signed United States women's national team stars Rose Lavelle and Emily Sonnett on Thursday, adding to their star-studded core that already features Crystal Dunn, Lynn Williams and Kelley O'Hara. All five players were on the USWNT's roster for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The additions of Lavelle and Sonnett will bolster Gotham's championship midfield. Lavelle played a crucial role for the USWNT at the 2019 Women's World Cup, most notably scoring the dagger goal in the final against the Netherlands. Sonnett appeared in one match at the 2019 Women's World Cup and started for the U.S. in the Round of 16 at the 2023 Women's World Cup.


Gotham also reached an agreement with Tierna Davidson on Tuesday. Davidson was part of the USWNT's World Cup-winning squad in 2019 and has 51 caps at the international level. She previously played for the Chicago Red Stars, the club that selected her with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.

Gotham finished No. 6 in the NWSL standings for the 2023 season before advancing to playoffs and winning the 2023 NWSL Championship.

NWSL free agency opened on Nov. 20.

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