Gotham FC head coach Freya Coombe and former team general manager Alyse LaHue in 2020. © Chris Pedota, via Imagn Content Services, LLC

NJ/NY Gotham FC and general manager Alyse LaHue have parted ways.

In a Tweet late Friday afternoon, the National Women’s Soccer League club announced that LaHue had, as of July 9 – a week ago today – was no longer employed by the team.

The team’s decision to fire LaHue was based on results of a league investigation into “a complaint of violation of league policy.”

“During her three years with the club, Gotham FC has  made significant strides on and off the field and built the foundation for continued success,” a club statement read.

The team did not explain why it took a week for it to make public LaHue’s firing.

Team vice chair Ed Balbandian will oversee the club’s day-to-day operations, while the ownership and club chair Tammy Murphy searches for a successor to LaHue.

Gotham FC is in seventh place with a 3-1-4 mark and 13 points.

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