Dansby Swanson’s Wife Mallory Swanson is Against Covid-19 Vaccination – How True is it?

Dansby Swanson's wife Mallory SwansonDansby Swanson's wife Mallory Swanson. Photo Source: Instagram.

The American professional baseball star Dansby Swanson‘s wife, Mallory Swanson, recently faced an injury during her match against Ireland in April 2023, threatening her appearance for World Cup 2023.

While the Chicago Red Stars forward is recovering from torn patella tendon, there’s another thing people are concerned about. Is she against the Covid-19 vaccine? Keep reading to know the answer.

Who is Dansby Swanson?

James Dansby Swanson is a professional baseball player for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Mallory Swanson’s husband started his professional career back in 2015 with Arizona Diamondbacks and later played for Atlanta Braves for six years from 2016-2022.

By the end of the 2022 season, Dansby received a whopping $10 million salary and also won his first Gold Glove Award.

On December 21, 2022, Mallory’s hubby signed a seven-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, which is worth $177 million. Know about one of the richest MLB owners, Mark Attanasio‘s net worth.

USWNT Star Athlete – Mallory Swanson

Mallory Diane Swanson (nee Pugh) is a soccer player who currently plays forward for the Chicago Red Stars.

Dansby Swanson’s spouse is the youngest player in USWNT history to hold the record for most assists before the age of 20, and she was the youngest in USWNT history to play in an Olympic qualifying tournament.

Dansby Swanson’s other half earned her first cap for the USWNT on January 23, 2016, during a match against Ireland. She even scored her first FIFA Women’s World Cup goal in the 2019 World Cup.

At that time, Mrs. Swanson was 21 years and 43 days old, which made her the third-youngest USWNT player in history to score at the World Cup.

While growing up, Mallory’s role model was her older sister Brianna Pugh, who played at the college level. Her club career began with Washington Spirit on May 20, 2017.

The Washington Spirit traded Mallory to Sky Blue FC during the 2020 NWSL College Draft. She debuted on September 5, 2020, and three months after her debut in December 2020, Sky Blue traded Swanson to Chicago Red Stars.

Is Dansby Swanson’s Wife, Mallory Swanson, Against Covid-19 Vaccination?

In November 2021, the USWNT’s most in-form attacker was removed from the semifinal match against the Portland Thorns after being placed in Covid-19 protocol.

That’s when the rumor of Mallory Swanson being an anti-vax started circulating around. After the news, Reddit users started voicing their opinion regarding the vaccine mandate.

Again USWNT’s coach, Vlatko Andonovski’s revelation about Mallory and Trinity Rodman being called in for the USWNT roster but eventually pulling out further added wind to the fire.

Many said that one does not “opt out” of the USWNT call-up, and this means Mallory Swanson most probably could be an anti-vax and is still unvaccinated. However, neither Dansby nor Mallory have come out and talked about any of the rumors.

If the rumors are to be true, it is very much unlikely for Swanson to participate in the upcoming World Cup in Australia due to the country’s vaccine mandate.

But due to the recent injury in the game against Ireland, it is yet to be updated if Dansby Swanson’s wife, Mallory Swanson, will be among the 2023 USWNT World Cup roster list.

We shall have to wait for further updates about Swanson’s recovery and her World Cup future. Else, Andonovski has to look for Mallory’s replacement.

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Dansby and Mallory’s Story

Reportedly, Mallory and Dansby started dating back in December 2017. Their meeting was through Dansby’s former teammate, Jace Peterson, who is also Mallory’s brother-in-law.

The pair continued dating for about four years before getting engaged in December 2021. A year later, the couple exchanged their vows on December 10, 2022.

Dansby Swanson's partner Mallory Swanson
Dansby Swanson’s wife Mallory Swanson. Photo Source: Instagram.

The couple is considered one of the most loved and adored athletic pairs. We wish them a lifetime of togetherness and further success in their respective fields.

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