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Sam Kerr Selected as 2017 NWSL MVP Finalist

Fan voting for the NWSL Awards is open until Oct 6 at 5 p.m. ET

Sam Kerr
Sam Kerr has been selected as one of five finalists for the NWSL MVP Award.
Jeffrey Auger Photography, courtesy of Sky Blue FC

Sky Blue FC's Sam Kerr has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2017 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) MVP Award as voted by owners, general managers, coaches, players and the media in the preliminary round.

Fan voting for the NWSL Awards is open until Friday, October 6 at 5 p.m. ET, and fans can cast their vote by clicking here. Please note you must be 18 or older in order to participate.

Kerr was officially awarded the NWSL Golden Boot on Monday after finishing the 2017 campaign with 17 goals in 22 appearances, setting a new record for the most goals scored in a single season. The Australia international eclipsed the previous mark of 16 set by Seattle Reign FC midfielder Kim Little in 2014.

The 24-year-old not only holds the NWSL single-season scoring record, but she is also currently the all-time leading scorer with 43 career goals and counting. Kerr officially claimed the top spot on the all-time list when she recorded her 35th tally on July 8 against FC Kansas City. During the contest, she scored a second-half hat trick in just 12 minutes to lead Sky Blue FC to an improbable 3-2 comeback win at Yurcak Field.

The Perth, Australia native also became the first player in NWSL history to score two hat tricks in a single season when she led Sky Blue FC to an unbelievable come-from-behind victory; a 5-4 win over Seattle Reign FC also at Yurcak Field. Kerr registered a total of four goals in the second half of that match-up, becoming the first player in NWSL history to score four goals in a single contest.

After finishing the 2017 season with 17 goals and four assists, Kerr became the first player in NWSL history to reach 50 career points, and now sits on 58 points overall. She has registered 43 goals and 15 assists during her five years in the NWSL.

Voting Breakdown:

Preliminary Round: Owners/GMs/Coaches (25%), Media (25%) and Players (50%)

Final Round: Fans (20%), Owners/GMs/Coaches (20%), Media (20%) and Players (40%)