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Sam Kerr earns two NWSL honors, Ashlyn Harris wins Save of the Week

Sky Blue FC’s Sam Kerr did the unbelievable this weekend to earn her fifth National Women Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week honors.

In Saturday’s matchup against the Seattle Reign, the Australian international helped Sky Blue recover from a 3-0 deficit, by scoring four goals in the second half. Thanks to Kerr’s fire, the New Jersey squad won the game 5-4. The 23-year-old is now the first player in league history to score four goals in one match. Kerr is also the first player to earn 40 career goals and is one of the few players—alongside Nadia Nadim (Portland Thorns) and Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Storm)—to score a hat trick in two separate matches.

Whatever Kerr is eating, we want it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

[More from Excelle Sports: The 3 best things that happened in every NWSL match this weekend]

Goal of the Week: Sam Kerr

It has to be Sam Kerr. Not only did she score four goals in one game, in this highlight, she beat four defenders and one goalie on this breakaway run. Watching this makes you wonder if Kerr is really that good or if the Reign went to sleep. Good morning, Seattle.

Goal of the Week: Ashlyn Harris

For the Orlando Pride, Ashlyn Harris had a great reaction save off of a Boston Breakers free kick. In the fourth minute of play, Harris denied a rocket of a header to earn the NWSL goal of the Week.


This Saturday, the Orlando Pride faces FC Kansas City at 3:30 p.m. ET while Sky Blue take on the Boston Breakers at 7 p.m. ET.

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  • StegIitz49

    kopmeyer’s 13th nomination, but she’s never won. the longest streak of winless award nominations in the league, goal or save

    barnhart’s 20th nomination, but she hasn’t won since 2016 week 11. 12 straight snubs

    harris now has 3 more wins than any other team in the league (portland 9) and 2 more wins than 8 of the league’s 10 teams combined (10)

    new jersey and north carolina/western new york have never won save of the week since it started in 2016. sky blue hasn’t been nominated in 7 weeks, and north carolina’s been nominated once in the last 14 weeks and twice all season.

    wny/north carolina has never won a weekly fan-voted award

    this is the second time in four nominations that alex morgan hasn’t won goal of the week. morgan is now the only orlando player nominated for a fan-voted award who hasn’t won once this season. marta, catley, bledsoe, monica, harris, pressley, danica evans, and camila have all won goal or save of the week so far in 2017.

    orlando has been nominated 21 times for goal of the week out of 36 weeks and won 10 times, more wins than any other team despite being nominated less often than chicago (21 times, 9 wins), seattle (23, 2 wins), nc/wny (23 times, 0 wins), or nj (25 times, 3 wins)

    orlando has been nominated 20 times for save of the week and won 17 times, more wins than any other team despite being nominated less often than portland (22 times, 9 wins), kansas city (22 times, 1 win), boston (22 times, 1 win), or chicago (25 times, 4 wins)