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Lynn Williams, Kristie Mewis, and Kelley O’Hara named to World Cup Roster

Three players from NJ/NY Gotham FC have been named to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster this summer and will represent the United States in the tournament.

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Gotham FC is no stranger to success this season due in part to a star-studded roster. The team currently sits well within playoff contention and spent two weeks atop the table this season. Striker Lynn Williams, midfielder Kristie Mewis, and defender Kelley O’Hara have all contributed significantly to this success. Now, the trio will join the U.S Women’s National Team in their campaign for a fifth World Cup.

Lynn Williams

Lynn Williams for Gotham FC

The California native joined Gotham FC in January following a trade from the Kansas City Current. She has scored six goals in 12 games in the National Women’s Soccer League this season. She previously played five seasons for the North Carolina Courage.

Williams is a three-time NWSL champion (2016, 2018, 2019), Golden Boot winner (2016), and former MVP (2016). She became the league’s all-time career leader in game winning goals (19) and the only player in league history to surpass combined goal contributions of 60 career goals (63) and 25 career assists (26). Williams ranks second on the all-time leading scorer list as well as for most career goals in all competitions (74).

For the USWNT, Williams has scored 15 goals and notched 11 assists in 52 appearances. She was part of the squad that earned the bronze medal in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. This will be her first World Cup.

Kristie Mewis

Kristie Mewis for Gotham FC

The Massachusetts native joined Gotham FC in 2022 and has scored two goals over 23 appearances. She joined the NJ/NY side after five seasons with the Houston Dash where she helped the team win the inaugural Challenge Cup competition in 2020.

For the USWNT, Mewis has scored seven goals and notched four assists in 50 appearances. She was also on the team that won the bronze medal in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. This will be her first World Cup.

Kelley O’Hara

Kelley O’Hara for Gotham FC

The Georgia native joined Gotham FC this season as a free agent. Most recently, she played two seasons with the Washington Spirit and helped the team win the 2022 NWSL Championship by scoring the game winning goal. O’Hara began her NWSL career with Sky Blue FC where she played for four seasons. 

For the USWNT, O’Hara has scored three goals and notched 21 assists over 157 appearances. She was part of the World Cup winning teams of 2015 and 2019.

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will begin on July 20th and air on Fox. For more information on the tournament is available here.