NWSL Goal of the Week

The National Women's Soccer League Goal of the Week was a weekly soccer award given to individual players in the National Women's Soccer League from 2016 to 2019. The honor was awarded by popular social media vote to the player deemed to have scored the best goal over the past week.

WinnersEdit

2016Edit

Week Player Club
1   Steph Catley[16 1] Orlando Pride
2   Ali Krieger[16 2] Washington Spirit
3   Christen Press[16 3] Chicago Red Stars
4   Christen Press[16 4] Chicago Red Stars
5   Alex Morgan[16 5] Orlando Pride
6   Tobin Heath[16 6] Portland Thorns FC
7   Erika Tymrak[16 7] FC Kansas City
8   Christen Press[16 8] Chicago Red Stars
9   Becky Sauerbrunn[16 9] FC Kansas City
10   Jasmyne Spencer[16 10] Orlando Pride
11   Dagný Brynjarsdóttir[16 11] Portland Thorns FC
12   Kristen Edmonds[16 12] Orlando Pride
13   Estefanía Banini[16 13] Washington Spirit
14   Rachel Daly[16 14] Houston Dash
15   Rachel Daly[16 15] Houston Dash
16   Christine Nairn[16 16] Washington Spirit
17   Alex Morgan[16 17] Orlando Pride
18   Christen Press[16 18] Chicago Red Stars
19   Kealia Ohai[16 19] Houston Dash

2017Edit

Week Player Club
1   Rachel Daly[1] Houston Dash
2   Danica Evans[2] Orlando Pride
3   Camila[3] Orlando Pride
4   Jess Fishlock[4] Seattle Reign FC
5   Christen Press[17 1] Chicago Red Stars
6   Sofia Huerta[5] Chicago Red Stars
7   Becky Sauerbrunn[17 2] FC Kansas City
8   Lindsey Horan[17 3] Portland Thorns FC
9   Camila[17 4] Orlando Pride
10   Vanessa DiBernardo[17 5] Chicago Red Stars
11   Sam Kerr[17 6] Sky Blue FC
12   Lindsey Horan[17 7] Portland Thorns FC
13   Toni Pressley[17 8] Orlando Pride
14   Megan Rapinoe[17 9] Seattle Reign FC
  Christen Press Chicago Red Stars
15   Sofia Huerta[17 10] Chicago Red Stars
16   Marta[17 11] Orlando Pride
17   Samantha Kerr[17 12] Sky Blue FC
18   Alex Morgan[17 13] Orlando Pride
19   Julie Ertz[17 14] Chicago Red Stars
20   Christine Sinclair[17 15] Portland Thorns FC
21   Rachel Daly[17 16] Houston Dash
22   Alanna Kennedy[17 17] Orlando Pride

2018Edit

Week Player Club
1   Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir[18 1] Utah Royals FC
2   Lindsey Horan[18 2] Portland Thorns FC
3   Lindsey Horan[18 3] Portland Thorns FC
4   Merritt Mathias[18 4] North Carolina Courage
5   Tobin Heath[18 5] Portland Thorns FC
6   Diana Matheson[18 6] Utah Royals FC
7   Christine Nairn[18 7] Orlando Pride
8   Carli Lloyd[18 8] Sky Blue FC
9   Sydney Leroux[18 9] Orlando Pride
10   Katherine Reynolds[18 10] Portland Thorns FC
11/12   Brittany Ratcliffe[18 11] Utah Royals FC
13   Alanna Kennedy[18 12] Orlando Pride
14   Kealia Ohai[18 13] Houston Dash
15   Marta[18 14] Orlando Pride
16   Kristen Edmonds[18 15] Orlando Pride
17   Toni Pressley[18 16] Orlando Pride
19   Katie Stengel[18 17] Utah Royals FC
20   Hayley Raso[18 18] Portland Thorns FC
21   Christine Sinclair[18 19] Portland Thorns FC
22   Tobin Heath[18 20] Portland Thorns FC
24   Lindsey Horan[18 21] Portland Thorns FC

2019Edit

As of August 14, 2019, Week 17 of 2019 season
Week Winner Nominated Ref
1   Tobin Heath
Portland Thorns
  Crystal Dunn
North Carolina Courage
  Megan Crosson
Washington Spirit
  Nichelle Prince
Houston Dash
[19 1][19 2]
2   Alanna Kennedy
Orlando Pride
  Christine Sinclair
Portland Thorns
  Lo'Eau LaBonta
Utah Royals FC
  Bethany Balcer
Reign FC
[19 3][19 4]
3   Tobin Heath
Portland Thorns FC
  Christen Press
Utah Royals FC
  Yuki Nagasato
Chicago Red Stars
  Crystal Dunn
North Carolina Courage
[19 5][19 6]
4   Kealia Ohai
Houston Dash
  Amy Rodriguez
Utah Royals FC^
[19 7][19 8]
5   Andressinha
Portland Thorns
  Cheyna Matthews
Washington Spirit
  Amy Rodriguez
Utah Royals FC
  Sam Kerr
Chicago Red Stars
[19 9][19 10]
6   Jordan DiBiasi
Washington Spirit
  Raquel Rodriguez
Sky Blue FC
  Amy Rodriguez
Utah Royals FC
  Elizabeth Eddy
North Carolina Courage
[19 11][19 12]
7   Bethany Balcer
Reign FC
  Margaret Purce
Portland Thorns FC
  Makenzy Doniak
Utah Royals FC
  Ashley Hatch
Washington Spirit
[19 13][19 14]
8   Margaret Purce
Portland Thorns
  Ashley Hatch
Washington Spirit
  Kristen Hamilton
North Carolina Courage
  Christine Nairn
Houston Dash
[19 15][19 16]
9   Amy Rodriguez
Utah Royals FC
  Margaret Purce
Portland Thorns
  Joanna Boyles
Orlando Pride
  Julia Spetsmark
North Carolina Courage
[19 17][19 18]
10   Jess Fishlock
Reign FC
N/A [19 19]
11   Tyler Lussi
Portland Thorns FC
  Sam Kerr
Chicago Red Stars
  Jess Fishlock
Reign FC
  Leah Pruitt
North Carolina Courage
[19 20][19 21]
12   Marta
Orlando Pride
  Kristen Hamilton
North Carolina Courage
  Celia
Reign FC
  Bayley Feist
Washington Spirit
[19 22][19 23]
13   Tyler Lussi
Portland Thorns
  Marta
Orlando Pride
  Debinha
North Carolina Courage
  Jen Hoy
Sky Blue FC
[19 24][19 25]
14   Christen Press
Utah Royals FC
  Christine Sinclair
Portland Thorns FC
  Marisa Viggiano
Orlando Pride
  Sam Kerr
Chicago Red Stars
[19 26][19 27]
15   Christen Press
Utah Royals FC
  Hayley Raso
Portland Thorns FC
  Kristen Hamilton
North Carolina Courage
  Yuki Nagasato
Chicago Red Stars
[19 28][19 29]
16   Sam Kerr
Chicago Red Stars
  Rosie White
Reign FC
  Debinha
North Carolina Courage
  Imani Dorsey
Sky Blue FC
[19 30][19 31]
17   Amy Rodriguez
Utah Royals FC
  Yuki Nagasato
Chicago Red Stars
  Crystal Dunn
North Carolina Courage
  Shea Groom
Reign FC
[19 32][19 33]
18   Christen Press
Utah Royals FC
  Sam Kerr
Chicago Red Stars
  Paige Monaghan
Sky Blue FC
  Andi Sullivan
Washington Spirit
[19 34][19 35]

Multiple winnersEdit

As of September 6, 2019, Week 18 of 2019 season

The below table lists those who have won on more than one occasion.

* Indicates current NWSL player
Italics Indicates players still playing professional soccer
Rank Player Team(s) Wins
1st Christen Press* Chicago Red Stars, Utah Royals FC 9
2nd Tobin Heath* Portland Thorns FC 5
3rd Rachel Daly* Houston Dash 4
Lindsay Horan* Portland Thorns FC
5th Alex Morgan* Orlando Pride 3
Alanna Kennedy* Orlando Pride
Kealia Ohai* Houston Dash
Marta* Orlando Pride
Sam Kerr* Sky Blue FC, Chicago Red Stars
10th Becky Sauerbrunn* FC Kansas City 2
Kristen Edmonds* Orlando Pride
Sofia Huerta* Chicago Red Stars
Camila* Orlando Pride
Christine Sinclair* Portland Thorns FC
Toni Pressley* Orlando Pride
Christine Nairn* Washington Spirit, Orlando Pride
Jess Fishlock* Reign FC
Tyler Lussi* Portland Thorns FC
Amy Rodriguez* Utah Royals FC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ National Women's Soccer League [@NWSL] (April 26, 2017). "Week 2 #NWSL Goal of the Week winner: @danicaevans7 of the @ORLPride!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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2016
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  2. ^ "Congrats to @WashSpirit's @alikrieger on her goal being selected by the fans as the #NWSL Goal of the Week – Week 2!". Twitter.com. NWSL. April 29, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Congrats to @chicagoredstars's @ChristenPress on being selected by the fans as the #NWSL Goal of the Week – Week 3!". Twitter.com. NWSL. May 6, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Congrats to @chicagoredstars' @ChristenPress on her goal being selected by the fans as Goal of the Week – Week 4!". Twitter.com. NWSL. May 13, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Congrats to @ORLPride's @alexmorgan13 on being selected by the fans as the #NWSL Goal of the Week – Week 5!". Twitter.com. NWSL. May 20, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "Congrats to @ThornsFC midfielder @TobinHeath on being selected by the fans as the #NWSL Goal of the Week – Week 6!". Twitter.com. NWSL. May 27, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "Congrats to @FCKansasCity midfielder @eTYMrak on being selected by the fans as the #NWSL Goal of the Week – Week 7!". Twitter.com. NWSL. June 3, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "Congrats to @chicagoredstars forward @ChristenPress on being selected by the fans as #NWSL Goal of the Week–Week 8!". Twitter.com. NWSL. June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "WNY FLASH FORWARD JESSICA MCDONALD VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE WEEK — McDonald tallied a hat trick and an assist to help the Flash earn a 7-1 victory over the Boston Breakers". nwslsoccer.com. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
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  11. ^ "Congrats to @ThornsFC midfielder @dagnybrynjars on being voted by the fans as the #NWSL Goal of the Week – Week 11!". Twitter.com. NWSL. July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "Congrats to @ORLPride Kristen Edmonds on being voted #NWSL Goal of the Week – Week 12 by the fans!". Twitter.com. NWSL. July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
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  14. ^ "Goal of the Week Winner: Rachel Daly – Week 14". YouTube.com. NWSL. July 26, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  15. ^ "Goal of the Week Winner: Rachel Daly – Week 15". YouTube.com. NWSL. August 3, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
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2017
  1. ^ "CHRISTEN PRESS – WEEK 5 – GOAL OF THE WEEK WINNER". NWSL. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "BECKY SAUERBRUNN – WEEK 7 – GOAL OF THE WEEK". NWSL. May 30, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "LINDSEY HORAN – WEEK 8 – GOAL OF THE WEEK WINNER". NWSL. June 6, 2017. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
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  6. ^ National Women's Soccer League [@NWSL] (July 5, 2017). "Week 11 #NWSL Goal of the Week: @samkerr1 of @SkyBlueFC!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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2018
  1. ^ "Goal of the Week: Gunnhildur Jonsdottir". NWSL. March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Goal of the Week:Lindsey Horan: NWSL 2018: Week 2". National Women's Soccer League. April 3, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Goal of the Week:Lindsey Horan: NWSL 2018: Week 3". National Women's Soccer League. April 16, 2018. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Goal of the Week:Merritt Mathias". National Women's Soccer League. April 24, 2018. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Goal of the Week: Tobin Heath". National Women's Soccer League. May 1, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Goal of the Week: Diana Matheson". National Women's Soccer League. May 8, 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Balf, Celia (May 15, 2018). "Goal of the Week: Christine Nairn". National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Gabriel, Cassidy (May 22, 2018). "Goal of the Week: Carli Lloyd". NWSLsoccer.com. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  9. ^ Balf, Celia (May 30, 2018). "Goal of the Week:Sydney Leroux". NWSL. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  10. ^ Balf, Celia (June 5, 2018). "Goal of the Week: Katherine Reynolds". NWSLsoccer.com. NWSL. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
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  12. ^ "Goal of the Week: Alanna Kennedy". National Women's Soccer League. June 26, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
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  16. ^ "Goal of the Week: Toni Pressley". July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  17. ^ "Goal of the Week: Katie Stengel". August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  18. ^ "Goal of the Week: Hayley Raso". August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  19. ^ "Goal of the Week: Christine Sinclair". August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
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2019
  1. ^ "Week 1 Goal of the Week: Tobin Heath". NWSL. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Week 1 Goal of the Week nominees #NWSL 2019". YouTube. NWSL. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Week 2 Goal of the Week: Alanna Kennedy". NWSL. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Week 2 Goal of the Week nominees #NWSL 2019". YouTube. NWSL. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Week 3 Goal of the Week: Tobin Heath". NWSL Twitter. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  6. ^ "Week 3 Goal of the Week nominees #NWSL 2019". YouTube. NWSL. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Week 4 Goal of the Week". NWSL Twitter. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Week 4 Goal of the Week". NWSL Twitter. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "Week 5 Goal of the Week nominees". NWSL youtube. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Week 4 Goal of the Week". NWSL Instagram. Archived from the original on December 26, 2021. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Week 6 Goal of the Week nominees". NWSL twitter. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
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  13. ^ "Week 7 Goal of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League youtube. May 28, 2019. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  14. ^ "Week 7 Goal of the Week". National Women's Soccer League twitter. May 29, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  15. ^ "Week 8 Goal of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League twitter. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
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  17. ^ "Week 9 Goal of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League twitter. June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
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  19. ^ "Week 10 Goal of the Week". National Women's Soccer League twitter. June 27, 2019. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
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  21. ^ "Week 11 Goal of the Week". National Women's Soccer League twitter. July 2, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
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