The Chicago Red Stars announced the signing of midfielder Nikki Stanton, who is returning to the club after a season with Norwegian sports club Klepp IL.
Stanton began her National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) career with Sky Blue FC during the 2014 season. She made 41 appearances for the club through four seasons.
In January 2018, Stanton was traded to Chicago. During her time at the Red Stars, she made a career-high 20 appearances in the 2018 season and repeated the feat in the 2019 season. Stanton played a key role in helping the Red Stars reach consecutive NWSL semifinals appearances and the club's first-ever NWSL championship appearance in 2019.
In total, Stanton has 81 appearances in her NWSL career and has amassed 4,343 minutes.