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Position: Forward

Date of Birth:  September 18, 1995

Height: 5’4”

Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.

Country: USA

College: Harvard University

Acquired: Trade with Portland Thorns (2020)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

#23 Margaret "Midge" Purce Forward Gotham FC


2021: Started all 18 games she appeared in… Named to the NWSL Best XI… MVP Finalist… Tied for second in NWSL with nine goals… Netted game-winner in 1-0 win over Houston… Tallied a goal and an assist in 3-0 victory over OL Reign… Notched a brace in 3-0 triumph over North Carolina… Two goals in four appearances for 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup. 2020: Traded to Sky Blue FC in January 2020… Five appearances in 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup… One goal, two assists in four appearances for 2020 NWSL Fall Series. 2018-2019: Selected with No. 4 pick by Portland Thorns in 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft… Eight goals, one assist in 44 appearances… NWSL Goal of the Week June 2019… NWSL Team of the Month, Player of the Week in August 2019. 2017: Drafted win No. 9 overall pick to Boston Breakers in 2017 NWSL College Draft… One goal, two assists in 22 appearances.

Played at Harvard University from 2013-2016… Ended Crimson career as third all-time scorer with 42 goals and was two-time Ivy League Player of the Year… 2016 All-America First Team… 2016 MAC Hermann semifinalist… 2015 NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team… All-Ivy League first team four times… 2013 Ivy League Rookie of the Year (First rookie to be awarded POTY in league history)... NSCAA/Continental Tire Women’s All-American Third Team. 

Represented the United States on the Youth U-17, U-20 and U-23 Women’s National Teams… On official roster for 2012 U-17 Women’s World Cup… 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup… 2014 U-20 CONCACAF Championship… First call up with the senior team in 2017… Second call up in 2018…  Received first United States Senior cap in November 2019… Winner of 2021 and 2022 SheBelieves Cup… Has two goals and three assists in 12 appearances.

Related News

The forward signs two-year deal and will remain with the club through the 2023 season

NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League announced today that forward Margaret “Midge” Purce will return to the club on a two-year contract. Purce was drafted 9th overall by the Boston Breakers from Harvard University in the 2017 NWSL Draft and came to Gotham FC (then Sky Blue FC) via a trade with the Portland Thorns in 2020.

NJ/NY Gotham FC forward Margaret “Midge” Purce has been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster ahead of two international friendlies in Australia to close out 2021. Despite primarily playing as a defender for the USWNT, Purce was included in the list of forwards after turning in a series of impressive offensive performances with Gotham FC. 

U.S Soccer has announced the Women's National Team roster for the June training camp and upcoming 2021 WNT Summer Series presented by AT&T 5G.