Kerr is a finalist for the prestigious award along with Lucy Bronze (Lyon/England), Dzsenifer Marozsan (Lyon/Germany), Lieke Martens (Barcelona/Netherlands), and Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg/Denmark). The 2017 league MVP and all-time leading scorer is the only current NWSL player to make the list.
The Australia international joined the Red Stars this season but has yet to play in a league game. Kerr has been on extended national team duty, first in the Algarve Cup and then in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup. She landed in Chicago on Saturday and watched the Red Stars’ 1-1 draw with Sky Blue FC from the stands.
Was told she came straight from the airport to be here. pic.twitter.com/XzlU4PRDm4— John D. Halloran (@JohnDHalloran) April 21, 2018
With Kerr finally in Chicago, her debut in a Red Stars shirt could come sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, the BBC are holding a reader poll for the Women’s Footballer Of The Year award, so feel free to vote early and often for Sam Kerr.