HARRISON, N.J. - NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League has traded for Canadian National Team and Kansas City Current midfielder Victoria Pickett. Gotham FC will send either OL Reign’s natural first-round pick, which the club acquired in a previous trade, or its second highest first-round draft pick in the 2023 NWSL Draft and $200,000 in allocation money in exchange for Pickett’s services.
A 2021 Rookie of the Year finalist, the 26-year-old Pickett logged more than 1,500 minutes for the Current last season with one goal and one assist in 19 games played (16 starts). Pickett made her debut in the Canadian youth program at 15 years-old, representing her country in the 2012 U-17 and 2014 U-20 FIFA World Cups. She’s played more than 1,000 minutes in 16 games (14 starts) with the Current this season.
“I’m ecstatic to welcome Victoria to Gotham FC,” said General Manager Yael Averbuch West. “She’s a highly skilled player who adds the perfect blend of quality, experience, and youth to our midfield. With her passion for the game and drive to succeed, she’ll make an excellent addition to our roster on and off the field.”
Gotham FC’s next home match takes place on August 28 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The club will kick off against Angel City FC at 5:00 p.m. EST. Tickets can be purchased at GothamFC.com.
Age: 26 (08/12/1996)
National Team: Canada
Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario
Draft: 2021, Round 2, Pick 5 – Kansas City Current
ABOUT NJ/NY GOTHAM FC
Gotham FC plays its NWSL home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison. The club has been part of the NWSL since its inception in 2012. Founded in 2007, the team made its debut as Jersey Sky Blue in the W-League of United Soccer Leagues. It won its first trophy in 2009 after winning the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer championship. Most recently, the Club won its first NWSL playoff match since 2013 during the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. In April of 2021, Sky Blue FC made a dramatic shift with a new brand identity becoming NJ/NY Gotham FC. The name, logo, and colors were selected after extensive fan involvement and will guide the club into the future with bold international ambitions.