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Sydney Leroux is a soccer player competing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for the USA.

Sydney Leroux was born in Canada, but chose to play for her American father's nation of birth. She tied a U.S. record with five goals in one half against Guatemala in Olympic qualifying. At 21 years of age, she is the youngest member of the U.S. women's national team.

Leroux will play forward in spring and summer 2012 for the Seattle Sounders Women soccer team. She played in college for UCLA, where she tied the school's single-game record for goals with four in 2009. She led the team with 23 goals that season as a sophomore. She previously played for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

One of the most dangerous forwards in the world at the U-20 level, Leroux is the USA's most capped player and highest scorer at this level. Heading into the 2010 U-20 Women's World Cup, she had played in 16 matches for the USA, including 14 internationals, and scored 12 goals. She has scored against Jamaica, T&T, Mexico, Germany, England, New Zealand and Japan in 2010. She has scored 25 U-20 goals in 32 total international games heading into the WWC.

A member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONACAF U-20 Women's Championships in Guatemala to earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, she scored the winning goal in the final minutes of the 1-0 victory over Mexico in the champion game. She started all five games in Guatemala and led the USA in scoring with six goals, scoring two each against Jamaica and T&T and two against Mexico, one in group play and one in the final. She was also a key member of the U.S. team that won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile. She became the first American since Carin Gabarra in 1991 to win the Golden Ball as the tournament's top player at a FIFA Women's World Cup. Leroux also won the Golden Shoe as the tournament's stop scorer with five goals, including the first one in the 2-1 championship game victory over North Korea.

At the age of 14, Leroux was a member of Canada's team that played in the 2004 U-19 FIFA Women's World Cup in Thailand where she was the youngest player in the tournament. She was captain of Canada's U-15 team that traveled to Germany in 2005. She got her international clearance to play for the USA in 2008 and went on to star at the U-20 Women's World Cup.



SYDNEY LEROUX: FACTS

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Age: 23 years old
Birthday: May 7, 1990
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 146 lbs.
Birthplace: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Current Residence: Phoenix, AZ





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