Australia-Chile women's friendly attracts record 20,029 fans

  • Sam Kerr of the Matildas celebrates after scoring a goal during the Women's International friendly soccer match between the Australia and Chile at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Football Federation Australia said a record crowd of 20,029 were attracted for the women's soccer match in Australia. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image via AP)

    Sam Kerr of the Matildas celebrates after scoring a goal during the Women's International friendly soccer match between the Australia and Chile at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Football Federation Australia said a record crowd of 20,029 were attracted for the women's soccer match in Australia. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image via AP) Associated Press

  • Players from Chile shake hands with their supporters after the Women's International Friendlies soccer match between the Matildas and Chile at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Football Federation Australia said a record crowd of 20,029 were attracted for the women's soccer match in Australia. (David Gray/AAP Image via AP)

    Players from Chile shake hands with their supporters after the Women's International Friendlies soccer match between the Matildas and Chile at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Football Federation Australia said a record crowd of 20,029 were attracted for the women's soccer match in Australia. (David Gray/AAP Image via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Posted11/9/2019 7:00 AM

SYDNEY -- Sam Kerr scored both Australian goals in a 2-1 friendly win Saturday over Chile which Football Federation Australia said attracted a record crowd of 20,029 for a women's soccer match in Australia.

The match, played at a new stadium in western Sydney, broke the previous mark of 16,829 for an Australia-Brazil game at Newcastle, north of Sydney, on Nov. 19, 2017.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Kerr scored in each half and has 40 goals in her past 40 games for Perth in the W-League, Chicago in the NWSL, and Australia.

She has scored 38 goals for Australia.

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