Leroux playing for the United States National Soccer Team in Washington, D.C. on May 10, 2015.
|Full name||Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer|
|Date of birth||May 7, 1990|
|Place of birth||Surrey, British Columbia, Canada|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|2002–2004||Coquitlam City Wild|
|2012||Seattle Sounders Women||2||(2)|
|2014||Seattle Reign FC||22||(5)|
|2015||Western New York Flash||3||(1)|
|2016–2017||FC Kansas City||23||(6)|
|2008–2010||United States U20||39||(24)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of October 5, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 3, 2017
Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer (born May 7, 1990) is a professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist who currently plays as a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).
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Born in Canada to a Canadian mother and an American father, Sydney came up through the Canadian system and represented Canada at various youth levels, until 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 75 caps with the senior national team and was part of the Americans' winning squads at the 2012 London Olympics and 2015 Women's World Cup.
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Leroux was born in Surrey, British Columbia to a Canadian mother, Sandi Leroux, and an African-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.
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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.Leroux played three seasons of club soccer with Coquitlam City Wild, helping the team to Provincial Cup Championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Leroux's prolific goalscoring helped the team win the under-14 national championship in 2003. She secured a bronze medal in helping the team finish third at the under-16 national tournament in 2005. Leroux became the youngest player to play for the Vancouver Whitecaps of the W-League at the age of 15. She also won a championship as part of a British Columbia select team at the Canada Games in 2005.
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The 4 × 100 metres relay or sprint relay is an athletics track event run in lanes over one lap of the track with four runners completing 100 metres each. The first runners must begin in the same stagger as for the individual 400 m race. A relay baton is carried by each runner. Prior to 2018, the baton had to be passed within a 20 m changeover box, preceded by a 10-metre acceleration zone. With a rule change effective November 1, 2017 that zone was modified to include the acceleration zone as part of the passing zone, making the entire zone 30 metres in length. The outgoing runner cannot touch the baton until it has entered the zone, the incoming runner cannot touch the baton after it has left the zone. The zone is usually marked in yellow, frequently using lines, triangles or chevrons. While the rule book specifies the exact positioning of the marks, the colors and style are only "recommended". While most legacy tracks will still have the older markings, the rule change still uses existing marks. Not all governing body jurisdictions have adopted the rule change.
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. 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. 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."
Leroux played collegiate soccer for UCLA from 2008 to 2011, under head coaches Jill Ellis (2008–10) and B. J. Snow (2011).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. Leroux earned Soccer America MVP second team, Second-team All-Pac-10, and 2009 NCAA All-Tournament Team honors the same year. 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. 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. She was subsequently named Pac-10 Player of the Week. 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.
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.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. 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. 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. She returned to the Whitecaps for the 2011 season.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. Post-season, she was named 2011 W-League Rookie of the Year.
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. 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. 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." Due to her national team commitments and preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Leroux made only two regular season appearances for the club. 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.
Leroux's 11 goals scored during the season tied for second with national teammate Abby Wambach of the Western New York Flash. Lauren Holiday of FC Kansas City was in first place with 12.The Breakers finished the 2013 season fifth in the league with an 8–6–8 record.
On November 18, 2013, it was announced that Leroux had been traded to the Seattle Reign FC for the 2014 NWSL season in exchange for Kristie Mewis, Michelle Betos and the Reign's first two picks in the 2015 draft. Ebullient Reign FC head coach Laura Harvey hailed the signing of Leroux: "One of the world's best forwards. She is a young, extraordinary talent with unlimited upside. Sydney will be the consistent goal-scoring threat that we struggled to find last season."
During the 2014 season, the Reign set a league record unbeaten streak of 16 games during the first part of the season. During the 16 game stretch, the Reign compiled a 13–0–3 record.The Reign finished first in the regular season clinching the NWSL Shield for the first time. After defeating the Washington Spirit 2–1 in the playoff semi-finals, the Reign were defeated 2–1 by FC Kansas City during the championship final. Leroux finished the 2014 season with five goals in 22 games played. In March 2015, it was announced that she was traded to Western New York Flash.
Due to her participation in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and an ankle injury, Leroux played only three games for the Flash. She scored once in those three games.
On January 13, 2016, Leroux was traded to FC Kansas City.Leroux announced later that month that she was pregnant. Due to her pregnancy, she missed the 2016 NWSL season.
She returned to play for FC Kansas City in 2017. She scored a goal in the first game of the season, a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers. She played in 23 games for FCKC in 2017, and scored 6 goals. Kansas City finished the season in sixth place and did not qualify for the playoffs. After FCKC ceased operations following the 2017 season, her rights were transferred to the Utah Royals.
On February 2, 2018, Leroux was traded to the Orlando Pride for Orlando's first round pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.Prior to the 2018 NWSL season, Leroux signed a contract with the Orlando Pride as she was no longer an allocated player by U.S. Soccer.
In March 2019, at six months pregnant with her daughter, Leroux returned to pre-season training.She returned to playing during the 2019 season, making an 86th minute substitute appearance against Sky Blue FC on September 29, just three months after giving birth.
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.
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. 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. 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.
Leroux played at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament as a member of the United States senior national team.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. 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.
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.The previous record of nine goals was set by Debbie Keller in 1998.
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.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.
Leroux was the youngest player and a goal-scoring member of the Olympic gold medal-winning team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.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 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. 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.
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. 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 a friendly against Mexico in September 2013, Leroux scored a hat trick in nine minutes, helping the U.S. win 7–0.
Leroux was on the roster of the United States team for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. 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
On July 17, 2015, it was announced that Leroux would undergo ankle surgery, which would sideline her for three months. As a result she would miss the remainder of the 2015 NWSL Season and the U.S. WNT World Cup Victory Tour.
Leroux announced her pregnancy on January 26, 2016; as a result, she did not play in 2016.
On May 27, 2017 Leroux was named to the U.S. Roster for a set of friendlies in Scandinavia. This was her first time suiting up for the U.S. since giving birth to her son. Leroux did not play in either game.Leroux was named to the roster for the 2017 Tournament of Nations. She didn't play in the first match for the U.S., but entered as a second half substitute in their second match against Brazil. This was her first appearance for the U.S. since the semi-final of the 2015 World Cup, on June 30, 2015.
Leroux has not received a call-up since the 2017 Tournament of Nations, and she was not listed on the 35 player previsional roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.
|1.||January 22, 2012||Vancouver||Alex Morgan||2012 CONCACAF Olympic qualifier: Group B|
|6.||February 22, 2012||Lagos||Stephanie Cox|
|7.||March 2, 2012||Lagos||Amy Rodriguez|
|8.||August 3, 2012||Newcastle upon Tyne||Tobin Heath|
|9.||September 1, 2012||Rochester||Alex Morgan|
|10.||September 19, 2012||Commerce City||Megan Rapinoe|
|11.||November 28, 2012||Portland||Heather O'Reilly|
|13.||December 8, 2012||Detroit||Alex Morgan|
|14.||December 15, 2012||Boca Raton||Heather Mitts|
|15.||February 9, 2013||Jacksonville||Yael Averbuch|
|16.||March 8, 2013||Albufeira||Alex Morgan|
|17.||June 2, 2013||Toronto||Abby Wambach|
|18.||September 3, 2013||Washington, D.C.||Abby Wambach|
|22.||October 30, 2013||Columbus||Kristie Mewis|
|23.||November 10, 2013||Orlando||Heather O'Reilly|
|25.||January 31, 2014||Frisco||Becky Sauerbrunn|
|26.||February 8, 2014||Boca Raton||Lauren Holiday|
|27.||March 5, 2014||Parchal||Unassisted|
|28.||March 10, 2014||Parchal||Stephanie Cox|
|29.||April 10, 2014||San Diego||Megan Rapinoe|
|30.||May 8, 2014||Winnipeg||Unassisted|
|31.||June 14, 2014||Tampa||Christen Press|
|32.||September 13, 2014||Sandy||Lauren Holiday|
|33.||October 26, 2014||Chester||Tobin Heath|
|34.||May 17, 2015||Carson||Megan Rapinoe|
|Western New York Flash||2015||3||1||–||–||–||–||3||1|
|FC Kansas City||2017||23||6||–||–||–||–||23||6|
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.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. On January 25, 2016, Sydney announced on social media that she was expecting the couple's first child in September 2016. On March 13, 2016, Sydney and Dom announced on social media that they were having a son; Cassius Cruz Dwyer was born on September 10, 2016. On November 28, 2018, they announced they were expecting their second child. In March 2019, at six months pregnant, Leroux was photographed participating in light preseason training with the image causing controversy; drawing both criticism and praise. Their daughter, Roux James Dwyer, was born on June 28, 2019. She returned to playing 3 months after giving birth.
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. In June 2014, she signed an endorsement deal with Nestlé Nesquik. The same month, she made a cameo appearance in a commercial for Beats by Dre in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In June 2014, she became the first female endorser for the sports drink company BODYARMOR, joining fellow professional athletes Richard Sherman, Kevin Love, and James Harden.
Leroux was the focus of an ESPN feature entitled Living Her Dream, which profiled her evolution as an international soccer player.She was a guest on Canada's Breakfast Television in August 2012 following the 2012 Olympics. In October 2013, she was interviewed by Grete Eliassen for an ESPNW short feature, Q&A With Sydney Leroux. The same month, she was profiled in Fox Soccer Exclusive: Sydney Leroux for Fox Soccer Channel. In December 2013, Leroux was featured in episode 9 of AOL's online series, My Ink. Leroux appeared as a dining room guest on an episode of Hell's Kitchen .
Leroux was one of 21 professional athletes featured in ESPN's The Body Issue in 2013. 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 May 2015, Leroux was featured on the cover of ESPN Magazine with teammates Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan.
Leroux has featured along with her national teammates in multiple editions of the EA Sports' FIFA video game series with FIFA 16 the first to include female players.
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.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.
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Christen Annemarie Press is an American soccer striker and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States women's national soccer team. Press previously played for the Chicago Red Stars, Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC and Tyresö FF in the Damallsvenskan in Sweden and magicJack in the WPS.
Lindsey Michelle Horan is an American professional soccer player who currently plays primarily as a midfielder for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team. In 2018 she was named NWSL MVP. Horan was a leading player for the Thorns during their 2017 championship season, scoring the winning goal in the championship game, and before that was a prolific scorer for Paris Saint-Germain FC, scoring 46 goals in 58 appearances. She was the leading scorer for the United States U-17 team at the 2010 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship.
Crystal Alyssia Dunn Soubrier is an American soccer player for National Women's Soccer League club North Carolina Courage and the U.S. Women's National Team. She was a member of the team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan, a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team, and was the recipient of 2012 Hermann Trophy. In 2015, she won the NWSL Most Valuable Player and the Golden Boot awards, becoming the youngest player to win both awards, at age 23.
Amber Jean Brooks is an American soccer player. She currently plays for the Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League, and currently on loan to Australian club Adelaide United for the 2018–19 W-League season. She has previously played for Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga, the Portland Thorns and Seattle Reign of the NWSL, and the Vancouver Whitecaps of the W-League. She has represented the United States as member of numerous youth national teams and has one cap with the senior national team.
Morgan Paige Brian is an American soccer player and two time FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She is a midfielder for the United States women's national soccer team and the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League. She first appeared for the United States national team during a friendly against Korea Republic on June 15, 2013. She has since made 82 total appearances for the team and scored six goals.
Camille "Cami" Levin is a retired professional soccer defender. She most recently played for Vålerenga in the Toppserien. and in 2013 was the captain of the United States U-23 women's national soccer team.
Samantha June Mewis is an American soccer player. She plays as a midfielder for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team. She played college soccer for the UCLA Bruins. Her club career started in 2013 when she signed with Pali Blues in the W-League and continues with her playing on North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League with two NWSL wins under her belt.
Sarah Killion is an American professional soccer player who plays for Sky Blue FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).
Emily Ann Sonnett is an American soccer player who currently plays for Portland Thorns FC and the United States women's national soccer team.
Taylor Nicole Smith is an American soccer player who plays as a defender for Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States women's national soccer team. She previously represented the United States on the under-23, under-20, and under-17 national teams. Smith helped lead the UCLA Bruins women's soccer team to its first-ever national title in 2013.
Andi Sullivan is an American soccer player who plays for the Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team.
Savannah Elizabeth McCaskill is an American soccer forward who plays for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team.
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