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Gotham FC Forwards Midge Purce and Lynn Williams Named to USWNT Roster for October Friendlies

By Gotham FC Communications, 10/18/23, 12:45PM EDT


HARRISON, NJ (Wednesday, October 18, 2023) – NJ/NY Gotham FC today announced that forwards Midge Purce and Lynn Williams have been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) training camp roster for a pair of international friendlies against Columbia in October.  

Purce recently scored on Sunday in Gotham FC’s final regular season match to help the club clinch a spot in the 2023 NWSL Playoffs. The goal is Purce’s 25th NWSL regular season goal and 16th goal for Gotham FC, tying her for second-most in club history with former Gotham FC midfielder and USWNT legend Carli Lloyd. For the USWNT, Purce has 24 caps, four career goals, and has played in four USWNT matches this year. 

Williams leads Gotham FC with seven goals this regular season, and she has appeared in 19 matches (18 starts). The forward has been her club's scoring leader in every regular season she has played in the NWSL. Williams has 57 caps, 17 goals, and 12 assists for the USWNT. In the last international window, she recorded a brace to help the USWNT to a 3-0 over South Africa on Sept. 21.  

Both USWNT matches against Columbia will be broadcasts on TNT in English and Universo and Peacock in Spanish. The match in Sandy, Utah on Oct. 26 at America First Field will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET. The match in San Diego on Oct. 29 will kick off at 5:30 p.m. ET. 

Prior to joining USWNT camp, Purce and Williams will be available for Gotham FC’s quarterfinal match against the North Carolina Courage on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. ET.