Brianna Pinto joins Gotham FC on two-year contract

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Gotham FC just keeps getting better.

The club announced Friday that it has officially signed 2021 NWSL first-round draft pick Brianna Pinto to a two-year contract.

The 21-year old midfielder led UNC with 13 goals in 2021 en route to a semifinal appearance in the NCAA Tournament, where the Tar Heels lost to eventual champion Santa Clara. Pinto was one of three finalists for the Hermann Trophy.

The No. 3 pick has also made appearances with the national team, most recently in the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup.

Pinto should provide a boost to a Gotham team that currently sits fifth in the NWSL standings following a loss to the Thorns last Sunday. Gotham has title hopes after appearing in the 2021 Challenge Cup final in May.

Gotham FC next hosts OL Reign on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.