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Chelsea Ladies sign NWSL superstar Sam Kerr

Chelsea Women Unveil New Signing Sam Kerr

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Sam Kerr poses for a photo with Marina Granovskaia, Director of Chelsea, as she signs for Chelsea Women FC at Stamford Bridge on November 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

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Sam Kerr is heading to London.

The Australian megastar is leaving the Chicago Red Stars for Chelsea after scoring two MVP awards in the National Women’s Soccer League (2017, 2019).

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Kerr, 26, has 38 goals in 83 caps for the Lady Matildas, scoring four times in one World Cup match against Jamaica last summer.

Her 69 goals are the most in an NWSL career, and she admits it was a challenge to leave her comfort zone and head to Europe.

“Probably the part that was most difficult was leaving friends and the US because I’ve created such a home there, but it was just time for me to make a change. And once I had my eyes set on Europe, it was kind of an easy decision to choose Chelsea as a club.”

It’s a huge signing for Chelsea, who is leading the table through five matches with an unbeaten 4W-1D record. She’ll join the team in January.

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