Sam Kerr of the Chicago Red Stars broke the NWSL single-season scoring record on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Red Stars.)
Sam Kerr scored twice for the Chicago Red Stars in their 3-1 win against the Washington Spirit over the weekend to bring her goal tally for the year up to 18. In doing so she was able to break the NWSL single-season scoring record.
The Australian forward has had a huge amount of success in the NWSL. The record she broke over the weekend was set by none other than herself. Since joining the Red Stars, she has scored 34 goals in 40 games, and is on track to win her third straight Golden Boot.
When asked about her record-breaking goal, Kerr said, “I just do things I guess […] I actually was laughing because I always try and do that on the keepers in the warmups and it never really comes off and that one came off.”
This match marked the fourth straight win for the Red Stars and led them to clinch their fifth straight playoff. Currently ranked second in the league, the team looks to break the semi-final curse they have experienced for the last four years.
Watch Kerr and Chicago play next on Sept. 28th against the Utah Royals at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.