World reacts as Kerr sets another NWSL record

Records continue to tumble at the feet of Westfield Matildas' star Sam Kerr.

Four days ago the 24-year-old was voted PFA Women's Footballer of the Year for the second straight year.

This morning she became the first ever player to reach 50 goals in the National Women's Soccer League thanks to a hat-trick for Chicago Red Stars in a 3-1 win over former club Sky Blue FC.

It seemed Kerr was destined to make another statement of intent on her highly-anticipated return to Yurcak Field. A year a go to the day, she scored a hat-trick for Sky Blue in a comeback victory over FC Kansas City.

Kerr's 17 goals for the New Jersey-based club in 2017 set a new goal-scoring record and saw her scoop the league's Most Valuable Player award.

The 23-minute treble against her former employers means Kerr is the first Chicago player to register a hat-trick in the club's history, and it moves the club into second position on the competition ladder.

Kerr made her debut in the inaugural season of America's top flight back in 2013 for Western New York Flash.

She joined Sky Blue in 2015 and scored 28 goals in total for the club, before linking up with Chicago in January 2018.


Here's how the world reacted to yet another record-breaking day for the Westfield Matildas' superstar...