Huntington, NY native, Allie Long, is returning home to play for NJ/NY Gotham FC.
"I am very excited to have Allie join the team. Her distribution and ability on the ball are matched with her ability to compete & win tackles off the ball. She has a strong desire to compete and brings a wealth of experience in the league. We have emphasized recruiting players who have won championships and have a highly competitive mentality to achieve our goal of bringing trophies to NJ/NY Gotham FC and Allie embodies that mentality," said Head Coach Freya Coombe.
Allie Long Returns Home
Long, who has been in the NWSL since 2013, has never played for a team in her home state of New York. "Allie is a player we have admired for awhile, so having this opportunity to bring in another veteran with tremendous experience to Gotham FC is fantastic for our club. We look forward to her joining us and having another New York-native for our fans to cheer on," said General Manager Alyse LaHue.
In exchange for Long, OL Reign will receive $80,000 in allocation money and Gotham FC's 2022 second round NWSL Draft pick.