Football, Olympic athlete
Who is Sydney Leroux?
Sydney Rae Leroux is a Canadian-born American professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. As a forward, she currently plays for the Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League. After representing Canada at various youth levels, she chose to play for the United States women's national under-20 soccer team starting in 2008 and later began playing for the U.S. senior national team in 2012. Leroux has earned over 40 caps with the senior national team and was part of the Americans' winning squad at the 2012 London Olympics.
Leroux played collegiate soccer for the UCLA Bruins and at the semi-professional level for the Vancouver Whitecaps. She made her debut for the Whitecaps at the age of fifteen, becoming the youngest player ever to play for the team. Leroux was the number one pick by the Atlanta Beat during the 2012 WPS Draft on January 13, 2012. Following the suspension of the league in early 2012, she played for the Seattle Sounders Women during the summer of the same year. She made her professional debut for the Boston Breakers in the NWSL during the league's inaugural season in 2013.
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- May 7, 1990
- Also known as
- Sydney Rae Leroux
- Syd the Kid
- United States of America
- University of California, Los Angeles
- Lived in
on July 23, 2013