• Australian striker Sam Kerr doesn’t get as much attention in the American women’s soccer world as most big American stars, but her performance last week for Sky Blue FC was too good to ignore. Kerr scored three times in the final 12 minutes — the fastest hat trick in NWSL history — to turn a 2-0 deficit against FC Kansas City into three points for Sky Blue. Kerr has 35 goals in five NWSL seasons, making her the leading scorer in league history.
• U.S. youth international goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of former U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, has signed to play for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga. The younger Klinsmann will always be in the spotlight in both America and Germany, thanks to his famous father. But with the once never-ending U.S. goalkeeping pipeline starting to dry up a little, United States fans will watch Klinsmann’s progress with considerable interest.
• The Los Angeles MLS rumor mill is in high gear this week. Not only is striker Andre-Pierre Gignac rumored to be on his way from Mexico to the LA Galaxy — that would be a major coup for the struggling team — but LAFC, which starts play next year, is rumored to be signing superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.