Sydney Leroux
American professional soccer player
Sydney Leroux
Sydney Rae Leroux is a Canadian-born American professional soccer player. She is a forward who plays for Boston Breakers in National Women's Soccer League and the US women's national team. She played in college for the UCLA women's soccer team, having previously played for the Vancouver Whitecaps where she made her professional debut at the age of fifteen, the youngest player to do so for the team.
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Sydney Leroux Proudly Wipes Her A** With Donald Trump's Face
Huffington Post - 9 months
My husband just ordered a bunch of these to our house. I love him. #amazingtoiletpaper A photo posted by Sydney Leroux Dwyer (@sydneyleroux) on May 24, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT Sydney Leroux quite literally wants Donald Trump to kiss her a**. The U.S. women's national team forward has the perfect 2016 Election accessory: Trump toilet paper. It's honestly the only place where his face belongs — right where the sun don't shine. Making your voice heard in voting booths in November is very, very important, but this summer, what better way to fight demagoguery than with one square sheet at a time? Go ahead and "Dump with Trump."  Leroux, a Canadian-American, shared her latest toiletry on Twitter and Instagram Tuesday, writing that her husband, MLS star Dom Dwyer, is the clever devil who ordered the TP for the family. Thankfully, the soccer couple won't be joining the dozens of athletes who've voiced support for Trump's campaign.  My husband just ordere ...
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Sydney Leroux's pregnancy leaves U.S. soccer team short heading into Olympic qualifying
LATimes - about 1 year
Six months after coaching one of the deepest teams in U.S. history to a Women's World Cup title, Jill Ellis is beginning to run out of warm bodies, with Sydney Leroux announcing she is pregnant and will miss the entire year. "Surprise! My plans have changed for this summer," Leroux, who is married...
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ESPN Is Running A Segment On Turf That Should Worry Everyone
Huffington Post - over 1 year
ESPN's "E:60" is set to air an investigative report on Tuesday night that will examine the link between artificial turf and cancer in athletes. The piece will examine whether enough has been done scientifically and policy-wise to appropriately address possible health risks from artificial turf. In the segment, former U.S. women's soccer midfielder and ESPN reporter Julie Foudy speaks to University of Washington goalkeeper coach Amy Griffin. Griffin compiled a list of almost 200 athletes with cancer who have played on artificial turf that contains tiny black rubber pellets called "crumb rubber." "E:60" released a three-minute excerpt from the piece Tuesday afternoon that delves into the lack of attention on the issue from Environmental Protection Agency. Out of the almost 200 athletes currently on Griffin's list, 150 of those were soccer players -- 95 of those 150 were goalkeepers. While there is no scientific evidence to say there is a direct correlation, Gr ...
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United States soccer player Sydney Leroux poses in the new Nike training apparel for the U.S. women's World Cup soccer team at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 22, 2015. There's no prevalent red, white and blue in the home kits except for
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
United States soccer player Sydney Leroux poses in the new Nike training apparel for the U.S. women's World Cup soccer team at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 22, 2015. There's no prevalent red, white and blue in the home kits except for a small blue patch surrounding 13 white stars on the inside back neckline. The jerseys are white with boxy black numbers and letters, to go with neon yellow socks that give way to electric blue cleats. Even U.S. Soccer's normally red, white and blue crest, along with the two stars signifying the team's two previous World Cup titles, is black and white.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Dom Dwyer shares adorable photo of watching Sydney Leroux play soccer
USA Today - almost 2 years
It's awesome to see this soccer power couple supporting each other.           
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Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan: Peas in an Exacting Pod
NYTimes - almost 2 years
On a United States team that is largely defined by its veterans, Morgan and Leroux are the leading edge of a younger generation of stars.
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Sydney Leroux scores late for U.S. women in 1-0 victory over Canada
LATimes - about 3 years
FRISCO, Texas -- U.S. forward Sydney Leroux has made it a habit of scoring against Canada.
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Headlines in the Bruin Twitterverse - Tweet Stealing, Alosi Season, and Good Eating
Bruins Nation - about 3 years
The adventures of Sooren inside. While we're looking ahead to signing day, the current football Bruins are working on next season: You got UCLA Football Season, then you got Alosi Season, #NoDaysOff — Devin Lucien (@D_Lucien15) January 27, 2014 These winter workouts are REALLLLLL! #aintnogame #cantwalk #uclaisbeast — Logan Sweet (@logannsweett5) January 24, 2014 And nothing, not even a wedding stops football from getting a workout in: Congratulations to my Brother Ben Wysocki! He's getting Married 2day! & He's here about to workout on His Big Day! #Dedication #Love — Brett A. Hundley Jr (@BrettHundley17) January 24, 2014 Congratulations Ben. Meanwhile, over in basketball (read the hashtags) Nobody knows Sooren like I do #takesanentiremilkcartontohisroom #imgoingtodocumenthislife #theadventuresofsooren — Nick Kazemi (@NickSwaggyP_0) January 29, 2014 I think Sooren broke my brand new xbox1 #abouttohaveananxietyattack — N ...
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Super-sub to superstar: Meet the U.S. women's next breakout player
USA Today - about 3 years
Can Sydney Leroux keep starting for the U.S. squad, which features five stellar forwards?
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Sydney Leroux, Christie Rampone are a great blend for U.S. soccer
LATimes - about 3 years
Young forward and veteran defender push each other during matchups in practice that are more challenging than what either will normally face in games. Sydney Leroux was a 6-year-old first-grader when Christie Rampone made her debut with the United States women's soccer national team.
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U.S. women unbeaten for the year
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Sydney Leroux scored twice to lead the U.S. women past Brazil on Sunday.
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Sydney Leroux scores twice, US women team beat Brazil 4-1 to complete undefeated year
Fox News - over 3 years
Sydney Leroux scored twice in the first half and the U.S. women's soccer team completed its sixth undefeated year with a 4-1 exhibition victory over Brazil on Sunday at the Citrus Bowl.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sydney Leroux
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 25
    Leroux announced later that month that she is pregnant, and she is expected to miss the 2016 NWSL season.
    More Details Hide Details By virtue of her parents' nationalities, Leroux was eligible to represent either Canada or the United States. Playing for Canada at the age of 14, she was the youngest individual to participate in the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Cup, held in Thailand. She served as captain of Canada's under-15 team that traveled to Germany in 2005.
    On January 13, 2016, Leroux was traded to FC Kansas City.
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  • 2015
    Age 24
    Following the United States' win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Leroux and her teammates became the first women's sports team to be honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Each player received a key to the city from Mayor Bill de Blasio. In October of the same year, the team was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House. Match reports
    In May 2015, Leroux was featured on the cover of ESPN Magazine with teammates Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan.
    More Details Hide Details Leroux was featured along with her national teammates in the EA Sports' FIFA video game series in FIFA 16, the first time women players were included in the game.
    In March 2015, it was announced that she was traded to Western New York Flash.
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    On February 14, 2015 (Valentine's Day, or 2/14; her USWNT jersey number is 2 and Dwyer's is 14), it was announced that she and Dwyer had wed in January 2015 in a private ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details On January 25, 2016, Sydney announced on social media that she's expecting the couple's first child in September 2016. On March 13, 2016, Sydney and Dom announce on social media that they are having a son.
    Leroux was on the roster of the United States team for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
    More Details Hide Details She saw action in four of the seven games, recording an assist to a Christen Press goal in the opening game against Australia. She did not play in the Final against Japan Leroux holds dual citizenship in Canada and the United States. Her nickname is "Syd the Kid". Her chihuahua, "Boss Leroux", has thousands of Twitter followers and is often featured in the media along with Sydney. Leroux has been in a relationship with English-born MLS player Dom Dwyer since 2014.
  • 2013
    Age 22
    Leroux has appeared in several advertisements and promotional pieces for Nike. In December 2013, she and national teammate Alex Morgan were featured in Nike's "Winning in a Winter Wonderland" commercial along with other professional athletes including Robinson Canó, Justin Tuck, and Julia Mancuso.
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    Leroux was one of 21 professional athletes featured in ESPN's The Body Issue in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared semi-nude on one of eight covers for the magazine. Of the experience she said, I think a lot of females struggle with the way they look, and I wanted to show that everyone's body is different. I think it's a big deal to be an athlete and feel confident in your body and show it off. I'm not going to say I've never struggled with how I look, but I've reached a point in my life where I'm happy with who I am.
    In December 2013, Leroux was featured in episode 9 of AOL's online series, My Ink.
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    In October 2013, she was interviewed by Grete Eliassen for an ESPNW short feature, Q&A With Sydney Leroux.
    More Details Hide Details The same month, she was profiled in Fox Soccer Exclusive: Sydney Leroux for Fox Soccer Channel.
    During a friendly against Mexico in September 2013, Leroux scored a hat trick in nine minutes, helping the U.S. win 7–0.
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    While playing in a sold-out friendly match against Canada at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario in June 2013, Leroux was booed by Canadian fans throughout the match.
    More Details Hide Details After scoring during stoppage time to bring the score to 3–0 in favor of the U.S., Leroux celebrated her goal by hushing the crowd and pointing to the U.S. emblem on her jersey which further inflamed many fans in the crowd. After the game, she stated via Twitter, "When you chant racial slurs, taunt me and talk about my family don't be mad when I shush you and show pride in what I represent. #america." The U.S. Soccer Federation announced that Leroux had "endured abuse both verbally and in social media" since switching to the U.S. national soccer team in 2008; however, Leroux later clarified that no such incidents took place at BMO Field. "My tweet from this morning wasn't in response to anything from yesterday's match at BMO Field. In fact, the atmosphere at the stadium was a positive step forward for women's soccer. Unfortunately, the type of abuse I have received in the past and via social media for my decision to play for the United States is a step backwards. That is what prompted my response in the heat of the moment."
    During the team's second group stage match at the 2013 Algarve Cup, Leroux opened the scoring for the U.S. when she netted a goal in the 13th minute.
    More Details Hide Details Her goal was followed by four others from her teammates resulting in a 5–0 win over China. The U.S. went on to win the tournament after defeating Germany 2–0 in the final.
    In 2013, she made her professional debut for the Boston Breakers in the NWSL during the league's inaugural season.
    More Details Hide Details She was later traded to Seattle Reign FC in 2014, Western New York Flash for the 2015 season and FC Kansas City prior to the 2016 season. Leroux was born in Surrey, British Columbia to a Canadian mother, Sandi Leroux, and an American father, Ray Chadwick. Her mother played third base for the Canadian national softball team. Her father was a professional baseball player who pitched briefly for the California Angels in 1986. Coming from a family of baseball players, Sydney played baseball for Whalley Little League from 1994–2004. Leroux was raised primarily by her mother after her parents split when her mother was three months pregnant with Sydney. During her freshman and sophomore year of high school, Leroux attended Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey where she was the leading scorer on the soccer team. Also a track and field athlete, she won Provincials in the 4 × 100 metres relay with her team.
  • 2012
    Age 21
    Leroux was the youngest player and a goal-scoring member of the Olympic gold medal-winning team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
    More Details Hide Details She scored the second goal against New Zealand during the quarter final match of the tournament helping the U.S. win 2–0.
    During the 2012 Algarve Cup in Portugal, Leroux scored the team's fifth goal in the 93rd minute of the U.S.' first group stage match against Denmark, in which the U.S. won 5–0.
    More Details Hide Details During the team's second group stage match, she scored the game-winning goal against Norway in the 81st minute. After losing to Japan in the third group stage match, the team defeated Sweden 4–0 to clinch third place at the tournament.
    In 2012, Leroux set a new team scoring record as a reserve on the team with 12 goals scored off the bench in one year.
    More Details Hide Details The previous record of nine goals was set by Debbie Keller in 1998.
    She also tied the single-game record for the national team, equaling previous performances by her teammates Amy Rodriguez and Abby Wambach in 2012 and 2004 respectively.
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    Leroux played at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament as a member of the United States senior national team.
    More Details Hide Details In her second cap for the senior side, Leroux scored five goals in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match between the U.S. and Guatemala; the final score of the match was 13–0. Leroux's performance tied the record for goals scored in a single match by one player in a CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
    In 2012, she was named the 2011 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year, playing for both the senior and under-23 national teams.
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    Due to her national team commitments and preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Leroux made only two regular season appearances for the club.
    More Details Hide Details She scored two goals and served one assist in her 168 minutes on the pitch. With the national teammates' presence on the team, the Sounders sold out nine of their ten home matches at the 4,500 capacity Starfire Stadium. Average attendance during the 2012 season for the Sounders Women was four times higher than the next closest team. In January 2013, Heather O'Reilly, Heather Mitts and Leroux were the three United States national team players allocated to the Boston Breakers for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She scored her first goal of the season in the 91st minute of the Breakers' season opener against the Washington Spirit, tying the game 1–1 in stoppage time. Leroux scored the league's first ever hat trick during the Breakers' 4–1 win against the Chicago Red Stars on May 4 and was subsequently named NWSL Player of the Week. On July 3, she scored another equalizer against the Seattle Reign FC, resulting in a 1–1 draw. A few days later on July 6, she scored two goals against the Portland Thorns FC resulting in a 2–0 win for the Breakers in front of 12,436 fans at Jeld-Wen Field.
    During the summer of 2012, Leroux joined fellow U.S. national team players, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Stephanie Cox, and Megan Rapinoe on the Seattle Sounders Women in the W-League.
    More Details Hide Details Sounders Women head coach, Michelle French, said of the signing, "Sydney is the consummate goal scorer with an incredible attacking attitude. She not only shows tireless effort on the offensive side of the ball, but she is very unique in that she prides herself on her defensive recovery and ability to win the ball back. She makes an impact no matter where she plays on the field."
    Leroux was the number one pick by the Atlanta Beat in the 2012 WPS Draft, though the league folded before she could play for the team.
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  • 2011
    Age 20
    Post-season, she was named 2011 W-League Rookie of the Year.
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    She returned to the Whitecaps for the 2011 season.
    More Details Hide Details She ranked second in the league for goals scored with 11 finishing the regular season with 24 points in 11 appearances. After helping the Whitecaps advance to the W-League Championship Final Four with a goal during the team's 4–3 defeat of Santa Clarita Blue Heat in the Western Conference Final, Leroux was named to the All-Western Conference team.
    She scored her first hat trick of the season (the third of her collegiate career) in 21 minutes during a 6–1 win over Arizona State in October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details At the Bruins' next game against Colorado, Leroux scored another hat trick helping her team win 8–0. She finished her collegiate career ranked fourth in UCLA's record books for points (126), goals (57), and game-winning goals (23). Leroux played for the Vancouver Whitecaps during the 2005 W-League season, becoming the youngest player to ever play for the team aged 15 years and seven days.
    During her final year with the Bruins in 2011, she led the team in scoring for the third straight season with 16 goals and three assists for a total of 35 points.
    More Details Hide Details She was named First-team NSCAA All-American, Soccer America's MVP First Team, and was a semi-finalist for the Hermann Trophy. She scored eight game-winning goals, more than any other player in the newly renamed Pac-12 Conference.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2010
    Age 19
    Leroux scored the game-winning goal during the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament helping the Bruins defeat the UCF Knights 2–1 and advance to the third round where they lost to Stanford.
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    During the Bruins' first game of her junior season in 2010, she scored four goals against Cal Poly Pomona helping her team win 7–0.
    More Details Hide Details She was subsequently named Pac-10 Player of the Week.
  • 2009
    Age 18
    Leroux earned Soccer America MVP second team, Second-team All-Pac-10, and 2009 NCAA All-Tournament Team honors the same year.
    More Details Hide Details During the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament, she tied the school's record for most goals scored in a single match after scoring four during the team's 7–1 defeat of Boise State. As a junior, Leroux ranked fifth in UCLA history for career points (91) as well as fourth in goals (41) and game-winning goals (15). She ranked third in the Pac-10 for goals (13) and second in game-winning goals (6) earning her First-team Soccer America MVP, Third-team NSCAA All-American, First-team NSCAA All-Pacific Region, and First-team All-Pac-10 honors the same year.
  • 2008
    Age 17
    Leroux received clearance from FIFA to change her allegiance to the United States in 2008 and went on to help the under-20 national team win the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Santiago, Chile.
    More Details Hide Details She scored in the first half of the final against North Korea. She represented the United States at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and ended her under-20 career as the country's all-time leading scorer in Under-20 Women's World Cup play with 10 goals. At the under-20 level, she is among the country's most capped players with 36 games and is the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. with 30 goals.
    Leroux played collegiate soccer for UCLA from 2008 to 2011, under head coaches Jill Ellis (2008–10) and B. J. Snow (2011).
    More Details Hide Details During her freshman season, she started 18 of the 19 games in which she played. She was the sixth-highest scorer on the team with five goals and six assists for a total of 16 points on the season, and was named to the All-Freshman Team in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10). During her second year, she led UCLA in scoring with 48 points (23 goals, two assists) and was a semi-finalist for the Hermann Trophy. Her 23 goals ranked second in the Pac-10 and tied with teammate Lauren Cheney for a new single-season record at UCLA.
  • 2007
    Age 16
    Despite having a challenging time adjusting to life without her family and friends, she helped lead Sereno Soccer Club to state titles in 2007 and 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Of her move to the United States, she said, "It was not easy. It was probably one of the most difficult things I ever had to do, move away from everything that I knew and was comfortable with to something that I had no idea about. Not having any family around. Doing it on my own. As a 15-year-old, that's kind of hard. I had to grow up really fast But I guess it's all worth it. Now I have a chance to prove myself, and that's what I enjoy, and that's why I did what I did."
  • 2005
    Age 14
    She also won a championship as part of a British Columbia select team at the Canada Games in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Leroux stated that at a very early age, she knew she wanted to play for the United States women's national soccer team. To pursue her goal, she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 15 and attended Horizon High School during her junior and senior years while living with multiple host families.
    She secured a bronze medal in helping the team finish third at the under-16 national tournament in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Leroux became the youngest player to play for the Vancouver Whitecaps of the W-League at the age of 15.
  • 2003
    Age 12
    Leroux's prolific goalscoring helped the team win the under-14 national championship in 2003.
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    Leroux played three seasons of club soccer with Coquitlam City Wild, helping the team to Provincial Cup Championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1990
    Born
    Born on May 7, 1990.
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