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Midge Purce thanks dad after Gotham loss, MVP nomination

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Midge Purce is thankful for her dad’s perspective following Gotham FC’s loss in the NWSL quarterfinals on Sunday.

“Can’t tell you what it’s like to have a dad who hugs you after a huge setback & says he’s more proud of how you responded to failure than he is of your success,” Purce wrote on Twitter, adding: “I don’t feel that way but I love him for the perspective.”

The forward, who was recently named to the USWNT’s roster for the upcoming friendlies against Australia, also expressed her gratitude for her nomination for NWSL MVP.

“So humbled,” she wrote.

Purce had a season to remember in the NWSL, finishing tied for second in goals with nine.