Rodman was the NWSL’s Rookie of the Year last season, with seven goals and seven assists, and starred on the Spirit team that won the league championship.
She had options to play overseas for the women’s teams of big clubs like FC Barcelona and Manchester United, but didn’t seriously consider them.
“I have grown up pretty fast, but I am young,” Rodman told the Washington Post. “This first year was so good and ended so well, I hadn’t really thought about [European options]. Where I am now, I am extremely happy.”
“People are always going to — especially people who don’t know me and are new to the soccer world — see Dennis Rodman’s daughter,” she said. “It comes with the name, but I definitely achieved what I wanted and [put out] the message I wanted, being so young, being a woman, being in the soccer world.”