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Gotham FC acquire Victoria Pickett from Kansas City Current

Victoria Pickett (center) was a finalist for the 2021 Rookie of the Year award. (Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Gotham FC have acquired 2021 Rookie of the Year finalist Victoria Pickett via trade from the Kansas City Current, the clubs announced Monday.

In exchange for the midfielder, Gotham FC will send Kansas City a first-round pick in the 2023 NWSL draft as well as $200,000 in allocation money. The pick will be either OL Reign’s natural first-round pick, acquired by Gotham FC in a previous trade, or Gotham FC’s second highest first-round draft pick.

Pickett notched a goal and an assist through 19 games during her debut season with the Current, and she has followed it up with over 1,000 minutes played during the team’s 2022 campaign.

“I’m ecstatic to welcome Victoria to Gotham FC,” general manager Yael Averbuch West said. “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 currently sits last in the NWSL standings with a 4-11-0 record on the season.