Blazing The Trail! Trinity Rodman becomes Highest-Paid player in National Women’s Soccer League History

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Trinity Rodman becomes Highest-Paid player in National Women's Soccer League History

Trinity Rodman, the daughter of former Detroit Pristons and Chicago Bulls Dennis Rodman after re-signing with Washington Spirits has inked the richest player deal in NWSL history.

Rodman, 19 who plays as a forward for Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is the youngest player ever drafted in NWSL history.

The news was made known by the club in an announcement on Wednesday.

The four-year deal said to be worth a staggering $1.1 million, according to Sportico will see the award winner extend her deal with the NWSL Championship-winning club through the 2024 season with an option for 2025.

“We’re incredibly excited to have Trin as a part of the Spirit family for at least the next three seasons,” Spirit coach Kris Ward said. “She has a truly special career ahead of her and makes us a better club on all fronts.”

According to the Washington Post, Rodman joined the league last year on a three-year deal that averaged $42,000 in base salary, plus housing and bonuses.

Her above pay salary base was gotten via tapping into allocation money, which allows teams to offer players an amount above the salary cap. After ratifying the league’s collective bargaining agreement — which ups the maximum salary for most players to $75,000 (a 43 percent increase), while increasing the minimum salary to $35,000 —
Rodman will make a $281,000 base salary annually, which according to Sportico is more than Alex Morgan’s and Megan Rapinoe’s NWSL salaries of $250,000 each.

“She was one of the most exciting players in the league this past season, and she proved that she can be impactful at the professional level in NWSL,” USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski said of Rodman.

The athlete accepted her first call up to the NWSL in January, applaudably leading the Spirit to the NWSL 2022 title, and taking her place amongst sports most promising talents

The USWNT roster for the SheBelieves Cup on Feb. 17-23 will be announced on Thursday.


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