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McCall Zerboni to Return to Gotham FC for 2023 NWSL Season

By Gotham FC, 01/13/23, 12:00PM EST

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HARRISON, NJ: NJ/NY Gotham FC today announced that midfielder McCall Zerboni has signed a new one-year contract for the 2023 NWSL season. 

“I am very motivated to help make Gotham FC a highly competitive fútbol club for this upcoming 2023 season,” said Zerboni. “I believe in this squad so much and want to serve the fans and my teammates with a year they will never forget. I'm grateful for the relationship I have with the club and excited for the opportunity to be on the pitch with this squad for my fourth season in a row!” 

Since her acquisition in a trade with North Carolina in 2020, Zerboni has been an important player for Gotham FC. Last season, Zerboni started 21 matches and scored three goals – including the game-tying goal in the club’s 3-3 draw with the Portland Thorns in Gotham FC’s season finale. Overall, Zerboni has played 42 regular season games and 11 Challenge Cup games with Gotham FC. 

In 2022, Zerboni was a nominee for the inaugural Ally Award, which recognizes NWHL players embodying the concept of “teammate” and supporting and motivating veterans and rookies alike. She was also honored at the NWSL championship game in October along with all original NWSL players still competing in the league. 

Zerboni entered the league in its inaugural season in 2013 with the Western New York Flash. After playing for the Flash, Portland Thorns and Boston Breakers, Zerboni helped lead North Carolina to two NWSL Championships and three consecutive NWSL Shields, and she earned NWSL Best XI honors twice. In 2018, she became the first player in NWSL to play 10,000 career minutes. 

In international competition, Zerboni represented the U.S. at the U-17 level, and in 2017, she made her senior U.S. National Team debut, becoming the oldest player to earn a first senior cap. Zerboni has nine senior caps. She played collegiately at UCLA and was named team MVP in 2008. 

“McCall is an outstanding midfielder who has been part of winning teams," said Yael Averbuch West, Gotham FC GM and Head of Soccer Operations. "As we continue to build our roster for 2023, it was important to have McCall remain part of our club.”