Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
NWSL side, Gotham FC confirmed that Katie Stengel has been acquired on a permanent transfer following her strong offensive production since joining the club on loan from Liverpool FC on July 5.
Stengel was transferred for an agreed-upon fee, and the forward has signed with Gotham FC through the 2025 season.
Stengel became an immediate impact player on July 9, scoring the game-winning goal in her first outing with Gotham FC, when she found the back of the net in the 56th minute of a regular season match against the Portland Thorns.
Across all competitions this season, Stengel has scored three goals and appeared in eight games.
In addition to scoring a goal against Portland, Stengel scored a UKG NWSL Challenge Cup game-winner against the eventual champions, the North Carolina Courage on August 5.
She also scored a regular season goal against the San Diego Wave on August 19.
Over Stengel’s NWSL career to date, she has appeared in 104 games, with 60 starts, 5,562 minutes, 15 goals, and five assists.
Gotham FC will return to action at home on Saturday, September 16 to host the Washington Spirit.
Gotham FC has confirmed that three of the club’s players have been called up to participate in international friendly matches for their respective countries. Defender Kelley O’Hara and forward Lynn Williams were named to the U.S Women’s National Team (USWNT) roster in addition to Gotham FC defender Bruninha earning the call-up from Brazil.
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O’Hara and Williams will join the USWNT for its September training camp as well as a pair of friendlies in Cincinnati and Chicago. Over the 2023 NWSL season, O’Hara has appeared in 12 matches for the club, and her 79 appearances recently moved her up to third all-time in Gotham FC history. Williams ranks third in NWSL goals (7) this season and second in shots (50).
In August, Bruninha signed a contract extension with Gotham FC through the 2025 season. The Brazilian forward also became the youngest player to score for Gotham FC in an NWSL match (20 years, 11 months, 5 days) when she tallied on May 21 at OL Reign.
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