Week 16 Player of the Week: Sam Kerr
The Red Stars forward wins the award for the fourth time this year
Sam Kerr celebrates scoring against Utah Royals FC (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)
Sam Kerr celebrates scoring against Utah Royals FC (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr has been voted the Week 16 NWSL Player of the Week by the NWSL Media Association.

Kerr scored in Chicago’s 2-0 win over Utah Royals FC on Saturday, moving her league-leading tally to 12. She currently has a four-goal lead in the Golden Boot award race.

Kerr scored in just the 5th minute to give Chicago the lead. After receiving a pass from Casey Short, Kerr headed the ball toward the net. Utah stopped her initial attempt, but she finished up on the rebound. This was the 5th time Kerr has scored in the first 15 minutes of a game. She kept the offense going strong, finishing the game with seven total shots, four of which were on goal.

Chicago Red Stars ended the game 2-0 and are now on a four-game winning streak, as they look to their next game against the Washington Spirit on Saturday.

Kerr continues to dominate on the field.  So far this season, she has been selected by the NWSL Media Association as Player of the Week four times in Weeks 5, 6,11 and 14. Kerr was also named Player of the Month in May and selected for Team of the Month in April, May and July.

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. For more information on the NWSL Media Association, follow them on Twitter.

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