Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr has scored her first goal for new club Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League on Monday morning (AEST).
In a top-f-the-table clash against North Carolina Courage, Kerr gave her side a 37th-minute lead when she chased a ball into the box, held off her defender and then finished into the far corner.
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It was a superb bit of play from the Australian star but it only got her side a share of the points after McCall Zerboni equalised for the hosts eight minutes from time.
Kerr, the NWSL’s all-time leading scorer, will hope it’s the first of many goals for her new club since her off-season switch from Sky Blue FC.
The draw has seen the Red Stars drop to third spot on the ladder, leapfrogged by Steph Catley’s Seattle Reign, who won a five-goal thriller against Portland Thorns.
Catley played a full game for the Reign and set up the winner 15 minutes from time, scored by Rumi Utsugi.
After exchanging passes with Nahomi Kawasumi, the Westfield Matildas left-back played the ball to Utsugi whose effort from just outside the box beat Britt Eckerstrom to hand Seattle a 3-2 win.
For Portland, Ellie Carpenter and Lydia Williams were both unused subs.
Elsewhere, Katrina Gorry put in an excellent display in midfield as her Utah Royals beat the Washington Spirit 2-0.
While Kyah Simon got through 90 minutes for Houston Dash, as they prevailed 3-2 over Sky Blue FC.
- Lead image sourced from Chicago Red Stars website