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Scott Parkinson: Gotham must ‘take a look at themselves’ after loss

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NJ/NY Gotham FC is struggling on the pitch, falling to a 1-0-2 record to start the regular season. The Challenge Cup wasn’t much better for the club, which posted a 1-3-2 record in the preseason tournament.

The signings of Kristie Mewis, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris had spurred chatter of a win-now mentality, but the team’s performance has fallen well short of preseason expectations.

“I think the team has to take a look at themselves now,” Gotham coach Scott Parkinson told reporters after a 1-0 loss to Racing Louisville on Sunday.

Gotham FC has yet to put together a comprehensive 90 minutes. The team’s impressive personnel, which includes Midge Purce and Imani Dorsey, has failed to gel on the pitch so far this season.

Gotham FC had some solid chances during the matchup with Louisville, hitting the crossbar five times during the game. Parkinson, however, said that teams make their own luck, and Gotham FC hasn’t been doing that.

Mewis, who was also on the postgame press conference, echoed Parkinson’s frustrations, telling the media that the squad isn’t good at problem-solving and that they are taking too long to crack their opponents.

Gotham FC will look to get its season back on track when the team travels to California to take on Angel City FC on Sunday.