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Game Review Gotham FC vs Racing. Late Drama.

Gary Gibson


Gotham FC salvages a draw from a dominant performance against Racing Louisville thanks to Lavelle's late heroics

Gotham FC fought back from a late deficit to secure a dramatic 1-1 draw against Racing Louisville on April 28th at Red Bull Arena. Here are three key takeaways from the match:

Return of Rose Lavelle and Sinead Farrelly: The much-anticipated return of midfielders Rose Lavelle and Sinead Farrelly after injury provided a spark for Gotham's offense. Lavelle, in particular, left her mark on the game with a dramatic equalizer in the 97th minute, securing a vital point for her team.

Gotham high press returns:  Gotham FC displayed a return to their aggressive high-pressing style that troubled Racing Louisville throughout the match. This tactic helped them win possession in dangerous areas and create scoring opportunities.

Late goal heroics: The game went down to the wire, with both teams trading blows in a frantic finish. Racing Louisville took the lead in the 95th minute, but Gotham answered through Lavelle's late strike just two minutes later, showcasing their never-say-die attitude that we have come to expect from Gotham FC.  

Despite not getting the result they wanted this game showcased how dominant Gotham FC can be when they are firing on all cylinders in the press. Racing only had 86 passes in Gotham's half of the field whereas Gotham had 204 in Racing's. Gotham held nearly 60% possession throughout.

Gotham FC returns to Red Bull Arena this Saturday, May 4th, at 7:30 PM for a rematch against conference rival North Carolina Courage. The Courage edged out Gotham 1-0 in their last meeting despite Gotham controlling much of the game. Can Gotham FC turn the tables on their home turf and secure three points?

This is a chance for Gotham to prove their dominance at home and bounce back after a string of tough results. The Courage, currently sitting second in the standings, will be a formidable opponent, but Gotham FC is determined to show their fighting spirit in front of their home crowd. Don't miss this exciting matchup! Also showing on ION.

This week's guest for our 100th show is Gotham FC midfielder Sinead Farrelly in an exclusive interview where she reflects on the journey of the 2023 storybook season. Stay tuned!!!

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