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Three Gotham FC players called up to USWNT

The Yanks will play two friendlies against Uzbekistan in April.

Midge Purce on duty for the USWNT | Courtesy USWNT

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski named three Gotham FC starters to the 23-player roster for the April international break, when the Americans will play two friendly matches against Uzbekistan.

Andonovski invited defender Imani Dorsey, midfielder Kirstie Mewis, and forward Margaret “Midge” Purce to the USWNT training camp.

Dorsey has just one cap for the USWNT. The 26-year-old Maryland native has played with Gotham for her entire professional career, joining the club in 2018 when it was known as Sky Blue FC.

Mewis has 36 caps, and Purce has 12. When Andonovski first called up Purce in 2019 he experimented by playing her as a defender. When called up to the national team last year, Purce returned to her natural position as a forward.

The USWNT is in exceptional form, with a 44-game unbeaten streak that dates to January 19, 2019. In their last ten games, the Americans won seven and drew three, with 41 goals scored and one goal allowed. 

The USWNT will play both of their games against Uzbekistan in the United States. The first match will be held at field in Columbus, OH, on April 9, and the second at Subaru Park in Chester, PA, on April 12. Broadcast information for those games will be finalized later.

Dorsey, Mewis, and Purce will be taking a break from a Gotham squad that have yet to find their footing this year. The team have one draw and one loss after playing two games in the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup, and haven’t scored a goal from open play. Still, the strong personalities on the squad make it one of the more entertaining clubs in the NWSL.

Gotham next play Orlando Pride tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30, at 7 pm ET in Florida. The game will be broadcast live on Paramount+.