Gotham FC Announces Athlete Icons Ali Krieger, Eli Manning, and Peloton’s Robin Arzón as Home Opener Special Guests

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April 4, 2024 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)
NJ/NY Gotham FC News Release

HARRISON, NJ – NJ/NY Gotham FC is pulling out all the stops for its regular season home opener on Sunday, April 14 against the Kansas City Current at Red Bull Arena at 6 p.m. ET. The club today confirmed that global soccer icon and former Gotham FC captain Ali Krieger, two-time Super Bowl champion, MVP, and Gotham FC co-owner Eli Manning, and Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton and Founder of Swagger Society Robin Arzón will take part in the pregame festivities.

Krieger will sign autographs and take pictures with fans and the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League Championship Trophy during a pregame meet-and-greet on the concourse.

Manning and Arzón will serve as the honorary torch bearers during a Gotham FC pregame tradition that brings together members of the community, the club’s passionate supporters group, and special guests for the ceremonial lighting of an eight-foot tall torch that ignites with a live flame.

Krieger will return to her home stadium for the first time since the captain victoriously led Gotham FC to an NWSL Championship last season in the final professional game of her decorated career. The now-retired two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion (2015, 2019), Olympian (2016), and NWSL champion (2023) achieved greatness on the field, while off the field, she has played a major advocacy role in the fight for equal pay, LGBTQIA+ rights, and social justice.

Manning retired from football in January of 2020 after a remarkable 16-season career with the New York Giants. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion and MVP who holds the Giants’ franchise records for passing yards, touchdown passes, and completions. As a Gotham FC owner, Manning acts as a consultant and advisor to boost the club’s profile in local, national, and international markets. He also collaborates with fellow owners and club leadership on a variety of club initiatives to promote the club and support its players and community.

Arzón is Peloton’s Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor, and her journey to Peloton came after she literally ran herself out of a successful law career to embark on new adventures in the health and wellness space. In addition to her roles at Peloton she has since reinvented herself into a 27-time marathon and ultra-marathon runner, Good Morning America contributor, MasterClass instructor, two-time New York Times bestselling…

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