Sam Kerr is officially a Chicago Red Stars player after the 24-year-old was part of significant trade deal in the NWSL on Thursday (Friday AEDT).

Red Stars head coach Rory Dames said Sam is a player that any team in the league would jump to get.

“She is a young and eager forward that has proven to be one of the best in the world,” Dames said.

In the three-team swap, some of the biggest NWSL stars were on the move during College Draft day, as U.S. national team forward Christen Press was traded to Houston Dash.

U.S co-captain Carli Lloyd was among three players head to Sky Blue FC for the 2018 season.

Kerr will be joined by Sky Blue FC and current Perth Glory teammate Nikki Stanton in Chicago.

The Red Stars is also home to a number of current and former W-League players including Arin Gilliland, Sofia Huerta, Vanessa DiBernardo, Danielle Colaprico, Katie Naughton and Alyssa Mautz.

Kerr joined Sky Blue in 2015 after the Women’s World Cup. She went on to score six goals in nine appearances. In 2016, Kerr scored five goals due to being away with the Matildas in preparation for the Olympic Games.

However, it was 2017 that has been dubbed the “Year of Kerr", where she became the single season record scorer with 17 goals and the all-time goalscoring record with 37 goals, which saw her win the NWSL Golden Boot and MVP awards.