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.
Dorsey was drafted fifth overall in the 2018 NWSL Draft and was later named 2018 Rookie of the Year after scoring four goals and one assist. She started 14 of the 16 matches played this season and logged 1270 playing minutes. This will be Dorsey’s second call up to the USWNT. She attended Vlatko Andonovski’s first training camp in November 2019 and participated in the U.S. Women’s National Team Training Identification Camp the following month.
In the first of two fixtures, the number one ranked team will take on host Australia at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 3:00 p.m. local time (Friday, Nov. 26 at 11:00 p.m. ET on FS2). The second match will take place at the McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle on Tuesday, November 30 at 8:05 p.m. local time (4:05 a.m. ET on ESPN).
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position (Caps/Goals) – November matches vs. Australia:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bella Bixby (Portland Thorns FC; 0), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 7), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 0)
DEFENDERS (8): Alana Cook (OL Reign; 2/0), Abby Dahlkemper (Houston Dash; 77/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 43/1), Imani Dorsey (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 0/0), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC; 6/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign; 7/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 197/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 61/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 106/24), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 66/17), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 12/3), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 31/4), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 0/0), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 20/2)
FORWARDS (6): Bethany Balcer (OL Reign; 0/0), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 2/0), Margaret Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 7/2), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 10/1), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 43/13), Morgan Weaver (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0)
About NJ/NY Gotham FC:
Originally named Sky Blue FC, the Club underwent a major rebrand in April 2021 and officially changed its name to NJ/NY Gotham FC. Representing New Jersey and New York, the Club plays its National Women’s Soccer League home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The Club has been part of the NWSL since the league launched in 2013. Founded in 2007, Gotham FC originally debuted as Jersey Sky Blue in the W-League of United Soccer Leagues. The Club won its first trophy as Sky Blue FC in 2009 after winning the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer championship. Most recently, Gotham FC played in the 2021 Challenge Cup Final against the Portland Thorns, the Club’s first ever championship appearance in NWSL competition.
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