NJ/NY Gotham FC has finalized a trade with the Kansas City Current to acquire Canadian international and midfielder Victoria Pickett. In return, the Current receives $200,000 in allocation money and will also get a 2023 first-round draft pick.
In 2021, Pickett was a finalist for the NWSL's Rookie of the Year award and had been successful with the Kansas City side. She had one goal and one assist in 19 games played last season. She debuted for the Canadian Youth National Team at 15 and has since had three caps for the full squad.
CLUB NEWS: We have acquired 2021 Rookie of the Year finalist Victoria Pickett from the Kansas City Current.
— NJ/NY Gotham FC (@GothamFC) August 22, 2022
“I’m ecstatic to welcome Victoria to Gotham FC,” said General Manager Yael Averbuch West. “She’s a highly skilled player who adds the perfect blend of quality, experience, and youth to our midfield. With her passion for the game and drive to succeed, she’ll make an excellent addition to our roster on and off the field.”
Gotham FC returns to the pitch on Sunday against Angel City FC at home. You can watch the match on Paramount+ or visit Gotham's website for ticket information.