Mallory Swanson signs record-breaking NWSL contract with Chicago Red Stars: ‘It’s the start of something new’

January 16, 2024

United States women’s national team striker Mallory Swanson signed a record-setting contract with the Chicago Red Stars, the club announced on Tuesday. The striker will stay in Chicago through 2028 on a four deal with a fifth-year option, a newly allowed league contract.

The deal’s terms will make Swanson the highest paid athlete in the league, surpassing a recent deal signed by Houston Dash winger Maria Sanchez. The Mexican international resigned a three-year contract through free agency reportedly worth $1.5 million. CBS Sports understands Swanson’s contract is thought to be more than $400,000 per year, and would put her deal toward the $2 million mark. CBS