The less said about NJ/NY Gotham FC’s season in the National Women’s Soccer League, the better.
It certainly was not a campaign to write home about or to anyone else.
Gotham FC finished last among the 12 teams while scoring only a league-low 16 goals and conceding a league-high 48. The goal differential was minus 30, again the worst in the NWSL.
The squad won but one home game at Red Bull Arena, earning four points in 11 games while finishing with a 1-9-1 mark.
Moreover, the team went through four coaches within a 15-month span.
On Nov. 1, the club announced that Juan Carlos Amorós was named head coach.
The 38-year-old, Amorós, who, as interim head coach last season directed the Houston Dash to a fourth-place finish and the team’s first playoff appearance, signed a three-year contract.
He succeeded Hue Menzies, who on Aug. 13, took over for Scott Parkinson, who was fired two days prior. Parkinson replaced Freya Coombe, who left to become Angel City FC head coach on Aug. 29, 2021.
On Nov. 21, the NWSL issued NJ/NY Gotham FC a fine for announcing the signing of a player prior to the full execution of the player’s agreement. The league said Gotham FC violated section 18.104.22.168 of the League Communications Manual, and for ignoring a league directive regarding the announcement.
The league did not say the amount of the fine or who the player was. But there has been speculation that the player in question was U.S. women’s national team defender Kelley O’Hara, who announced she had signed with Gotham FC on the Men in Blazers show in Brooklyn a week prior.