Allie Long has re-signed with NJ/NY Gotham FC on a deal that will keep the midfielder with the team through 2023, the club announced on Friday.
The terms of Long’s two-year deal have not been disclosed.
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The move comes after the NWSL fined Angel City FC for tampering in relation to Long in November. Long played under Freya Coombe at Gotham FC before the coach left to take the job at Angel City.
The expansion club was fined $20,000 in cash and $20,000 in 2022 unfunded allocation money for tampering.
“Bringing Allie back was a key offseason priority for us,” Gotham interim general manager Yael Averbuch West said in a press release. “She’s an incredible talent who plays with such consistency and composure. She played a big role in solidifying our midfield last season and led by example on and off the field. We’re thrilled to welcome her back.”
Long stared all 23 games she appeared in with Gotham FC this past season, scoring one goal for the fifth-place team.