Sam Kerr broke her NWSL record for goals scored in a season. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)
She might not have been voted to the FIFA FIFPro Women’s World1 Monday, but Sam Kerr still has the wow factor after yet another record-breaking performance.
Just ask National Women’s Soccer League teams.
After yet another record-breaking performance, the Chicago Red Stars forward Tuesday was voted NWSL player of the week by the NWSL Media Association.
Kerr scored two goals and assisted one in Chicago’s 3-1 win over the Washington Spirit, booking Chicago’s place in the playoffs. She broke her NWSL goal-scoring record for a player in a season with 18 goals.
The spotlight dawned on Kerr as she scored the first goal in the ninth minute, tying her goal-scoring record from 2017 with her 17th goal of the season. After receiving a pass from Katie Johnson, Kerr made her way to the right side of the field where she chipped the ball over Washington Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe.
Kerr assisted Yuki Nagasato with a square pass across the face of the goal 14 minutes later for Chicago’s second goal.
In the 49th minute, Nagasato returned the favor when she fed Kerr a pass from the left side of the field, allowing the Australian interntional to dribble towards the center of the box before taking a shot to the left post for her second tally of the contest.
Kerr will try to become the first NWSL player to reach 20 goals when the Red Stars face Utah Royals FC in Chicago’s regular-season finale.
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.