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Position: Forward

Date of Birth: March 21, 1996

Height: 5’7”

Hometown: Elkridge, Md.

Country: USA

College: Duke University

Acquired: No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft

Pronouns: she/her/hers

#28 Imani Dorsey Forward Defender Gotham FC


2021: Made 16 appearances, including 14 starts during regular season… Had 77.4% passing rate, made 28 clears and made 22 interceptions… Two assists, six key passes, in five appearances for 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup 2020: 88% passing success rate in four appearances for 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup… Five key passes, 87.8% passing success rate in four appearances for 2020 Fall Series 2019: Two goals, 22 key passes in 23 appearances 2018: Drafted by Sky Blue FC as 5th overall pick in 2018 NWSL College Draft… Named 2018 NWSL Rookie of the Year with four goals, one assist in 13 appearances.

Played for Duke University from 2014-2017… Placed in Duke Women’s Soccer record books, finishing tied for fourth in goals (60), placing fifth in shot percentage (.152), sixth in points (171), tied for sixth in assists (51) and ninth in shots (396)… Set individual marks in the DWS record books as well, finishing fourth with 240 shots, tied for fifth with 22 assists, sixth with 80 points and tied for sixth with 29 goals on the career side… 2017 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, the second player in school history to earn the honor, All-ACC First Team … United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America, National Scholar Athlete of the Year… First Team Scholar All-America… Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team …MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2017… Nominee for the soccer Honda Award as senior.

Won U.S. Soccer’s first One Nation. Social Impact Award in 2021… First Senior call up for USWNT in October 2019… 2018 Women’s U-23 Nordic Tournament… Represented the United States on the U-17, U-19, U-23 National Teams.

Related News

The defender 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 defender Imani Dorsey will return to the club on a two-year contract. Dorsey was drafted fifth overall by Gotham FC (then Sky Blue FC) out of Duke University in the 2018 NWSL Draft. During that season, she scored four goals and added one assist and went on to be named Rookie of the Year.

NJ/NY Gotham FC defender Imani Dorsey was added to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the two November friendlies in Australia and will join Gotham FC teammate Margaret “Midge” Purce in camp. The call up will provide additional depth to the outside back position and will bring the total roster to 23 players.