The Chicago Red Stars acquired Mallory Pugh and Sarah Killion Woldmoe from Sky Blue FC in a trade for draft picks and international slots.
The trade is the second involving Pugh in 2020. In January, the Washington Spirit sent her to Sky Blue FC, where she ended up playing just one game in 2020 because of injuries and the cancellation of the full NWSL schedule.
At 22, Pugh has 63 caps for the USA but her star power has dipped since 2016 when she was a key figure on the U.S. Olympic team as a teenager.
Pugh, a reserve on the 2019 World Cup team, will join fellow world champions Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher, Morgan Gautrat and Tierna Davidson in Chicago.
Woldmoe spent six seasons with Sky Blue FC after attending UCLA.
Sky Blue FC got the fourth and eighth picks in the 2021 College Draft, a conditional first round pick in the 2022 College Draft and an international slot for 2021 and 2022.