As the 2018 regular season came to a close tonight, Sam Kerr is alone atop the stats book this year for most goals scored, and she is your 2018 NWSL Golden Boot winner.
An offseason trade between Chicago, Houston, and New Jersey brought Kerr and midfielder Nikki Stanton to the Red Stars.
Kerr was the 2017 Golden Boot winner last season while playing for Sky Blue FC, with 17 goals. Her 16 goals this season are a particularly special feat, as Kerr did not rejoin with the Chicago Red Stars until late April due to the Asian Cup with Australia .
Missing the first four matches with Chicago didn’t slow down the star striker from Australia, the first goal she scored as a Red Star came in May against 2018 Shield winning North Carolina Courage.
During her 2018 campaign, she became the first player in NWSL history to reach 50 goals. She ends this year with 59 total goals.
2018 Sam Kerr Goals:
# Date Opponent Final Score
1 May 6 at North Carolina 1-1 D
2 May 12 vs. Houston 2-2 D
3 May 26 vs. Orlando 2-5 L
4 May 26 vs. Orlando 2-5 L
5 June 2 at Washington 2-0 W
6 July 7 at Sky Blue FC 1-3 W
7 July 7 at Sky Blue FC 1-3 W
8 July 7 at Sky Blue FC 1-3 W
9 July 14 vs. Seattle 1-0 W
10 Aug. 10 vs. North Carolina 1-1 D
11 Aug. 18 at Portland 2-2 D
12 Aug. 18 at Portland 2-2 D
13 Aug. 25 at Orlando 1-3 W
14 Aug. 25 at Orlando 1-3 W
15 Sept. 4 vs. Sky Blue FC 5-0 W
16 Sept. 8 vs. Utah 2-1 L
The Chicago Red Stars clinched their 2018 playoff spot earlier this week against Sky Blue FC. Chicago will face North Carolina Courage in Cary, NC on Sunday, September 16 at 2pm CT. The game will be aired on ESPN2.