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Gotham FC and Kristie Mewis mutually agree to part ways

Mewis will sign with West Ham United in the Women’s Super League

Nov 5, 2023; Portland, Oregon, USA; New Jersey/New York Gotham FC midfielder Kristie Mewis (19) controls the ball as Portland Thorns FC defender Natalia Kuikka (14) defends during the second half at Providence Park. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Kristie Mewis and Gotham FC have agreed to mutually part ways to allow the midfielder to explore other opportunities. Mewis will sign with West Ham United, the team announced on Friday.

“I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you to the ownership and front office for your tireless hours behind the scenes, thank you to my teammates for teaching me what it’s like to believe again, thank you to the coaches for your contagious positivity, and thank you to our amazing fans who never gave up on us,” Mewis said in a statement. “Gotham has been the most rewarding community to be a part of for the last two years and will always hold a special place in my heart. I’m full of gratitude knowing the future is bright and I was able to be part of it. And most importantly, I’ll never forget our first championship, together.”

Mewis, an 11-year veteran of the NWSL, joined Gotham in December 2021. The midfielder has appeared in 39 games, recording 3,070 minutes, seven assists, and four goals across all competitions in her two full seasons with the club. 

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“Kristie is an amazing player, and her work ethic behind the scenes is what makes her even more special and great to work with,” said Gotham FC Head Coach Juan Carlos Amorós in a statement. “It has been an amazing season for her and the club. It has also been a pleasure to work with Kristie. She helped us win the championship and make history for the club, while she also achieved her personal goals for the season. We would like to thank her for all her efforts this season, as it has not been an easy one for her.“

Mewis played a crucial role in Gotham’s 2023 playoff run, including providing a 107th-minute, game-winning assist to Katie Stengel that defeated the Portland Thorns in the semifinals to send Gotham to the 2023 NWSL Championship. 

“Kristie is a tremendous player and a true professional on and off the field,” said Gotham FC General Manager and Head of Soccer Operations Yael Averbuch West in a statement. “We are happy to support her in pursuing her next step in her career and are excited to follow her progress.”

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