Jessica McDonald of the North Carolina Courage has been voted NWSL Player of the Week for Week 25 of the 2019 season by the NWSL Media Association. The forward scored two goals, including the game-winning goal against Sky Blue FC.
It would only take 16 minutes for McDonald to find the back of the net for her team. McDonald received a through ball from teammate McCall Zerboni, took the ball into the box just passing Sky Blue FC defender Estelle Johnson, who blocked the first strike she took, but was unable to stop the second strike that would put the Courage in the lead.
In the 81st minute, the Courage’s Lynn Williams crossed the ball to the top of the box, where teammate Debinha one-touch passed it to McDonald, who was inside the box, giving her the opportunity to simply place the ball into the left side of the goal.
McDonald’s second goal of the match would bring the Courage’s total number of goals in a season to 54, breaking the previous league record the Courage set last season.
With the regular season officially over, North Carolina prepares to host a playoff semifinal match against Reign FC on Sunday, October 20, at 1:30 p.m. ET.
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.