Kerr crowned NWSL Most Valuable Player for second time
Sam Kerr’s sensational season continues with the Westfield Matildas captain named the Most Valuable Player in the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League.
The three-time NWSL Golden Boot holder becomes the first two-time winner of the MVP award after also earning the honour in the 2017 season.
Featured image courtesy of Chicago Red Stars' official website.
Kerr fired her Chicago Red Stars to second in the NWSL ladder in 2019, scoring a record-setting 18 goals, breaking the previous tally of 17 she set while with Sky Blue in 2017.
The 26-year-old also stepped up to net the Semi Final match-winner in a 1-0 win against Portland Thorns to book her team’s first trip to the NWSL Championship game.
The Aussie forward notched against every other team in the NWSL this season, including a hat-trick on the road against Orlando Pride, and is the competition’s all-time top goalscorer with 77 goals.
The final prize left for Kerr to win is the NWSL Championship, which will be decided on Monday morning AEST when her Red Stars travel to face North Carolina Courage in Cary, North Carolina.
However, the odds are staked against Chicago. Courage have lifted the last three NWSL Shields, for topping the ladder in the regular season, and have reached three straight Championship games, last being crowned in 2017.