Chicago Red Stars forward Sofia Huerta jumped over all other NWSL players to be named player of the week. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)
CHICAGO – Chicago Red Stars forward Sofia Huerta was voted the National Women’s Soccer League player of the week by the NWSL Media Association for Week 4 of the season.
Huerta, 25, tallied two goals in Week 4, one goal to help Chicago earn a 3-0 win against the Houston Dash Wednesday and another goal against Sky Blue FC Saturday as help the Red Stars secured a 1-1 draw at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.
The Boise, Idaho native scored her first goal of the season in the 74th minute heading home a long-driven ball by Danielle Colaprico into the box to beat Houston goalkeeper Jane Campbell. (Watch highlights)
The U.S. international scored the fifth fastest goal in NWSL history just 44 seconds into their match on Saturday as Alyssa Mautz laid the ball back for Huerta at the corner of the 18-yard box, and she lofted a drifting shot that sailed over the head of Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan. (Watch highlights)
It is the fourth time Huerta has been honored as the NWSL player of the week and the 10th time a Chicago Red Stars player has won the award. She becomes the seventh player in league history to earn the accolade on at least four separate occasions.
The Chicago Red Stars will return to action against the Washington Spirit on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. ET at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md.
The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis