Kristen Hamilton has won three National Women’s Soccer League championships, tied the record for goals scored in a game and, in 2019, played for the U.S. women’s national team. She’s not a household name, but she is one of the best women’s soccer players in the world.

And yet she has delivered takeout orders for DoorDash in the offseason and needed her mom to co-sign on a home loan. She recently had to uproot her life after getting traded from Raleigh, N.C., to Kansas City, an experience many pro athletes will endure in their careers. But few will do it on a five-figure salary, with the leverage of free agency nowhere in sight. Read More