The US women’s national team has produced a number of superstar female soccer players over the years, including the likes of Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.
But it’s the daughter of basketball star Dennis Rodman who, perhaps surprisingly, is the highest-paid player in America’s National Women’s Soccer League.
Trinity Rodman, 20, signed a four-year, $1.1 million deal with the Washington Spirit ahead of the start of the current season
Her salary of $281,000 exceeds the $250,000 that both Morgan and Rapinoe reportedly make annually.
Rodman, who was the 2021 Rookie of the Year, was selected as the youngest player in the league in the first draft of the January 2021 NWSL draft and is now a member of the USWNT roster.
Last month, the forward was nominated as a finalist for the Ballon d’Or Féminin 2022 along with 19 women footballers from around the world, France Football announced today.
“The way she performed in her freshman year made it possible for us to go to the club and push to make a new deal.” Her agent Mike Senkowski said at the time about the extension.
“And thanks to the team: they got it. They agree that they have a generational talent [in Rodman]and they wanted to reward that.”
Rodman’s father won five NBA titles during his basketball career and was named to the NBA All-Star Team twice.
In 2011 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and in 2022 he became a member of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary team.
He was known for a series of flamboyant haircuts, which his daughter referenced on Twitter in August when she reposted a story from GQ Sports in which her father had a leopard print haircut.
“Should I do it?” she asked her followers.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/us-sport/trinity-rodman-dennis-soccer-contract-b2162240.html Dennis Rodman’s daughter becomes highest-paid athlete in National Women’s Soccer League