By Michael Terrill @MichaelTerrill on May 6, 2014
The gorgeous Sydney Leroux is a professional soccer player for the United States national team as well as the Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League. Check out these 20 interesting facts about Leroux, which are accompanied by hot photos of the stunner.
Leroux was born into a family of athletes. Her father was a professional baseball player who pitched for the California Angels, while her mother was a third baseman for the Canadian national softball team. For that reason, Leroux played baseball for a decade all the way up to 2004.
During her three seasons with club team Coquitlam City Wild from 2003-2005, her consistent scoring helped the team with three straight Provincial Cup Championships.
At 15 years old, Leroux became the youngest player to ever take the field for the Vancouver Whitecaps, a semi-professional soccer team.
She finished her four-year career at UCLA ranked fourth in school history with 126 points, 57 goals scored and 23 game-winning goals. She also was named Soccer America’s MVP First Team and First-Team NSCAA All-American during her senior year.
That summer, she joined forces with the Seattle Sounders Women in the W-League. It was there where she met friends Alex Morgan and Hope Solo, among other US national team players.
Since Leroux had commitments to the US national team and she wanted to get ready for the 2012 Summer Olympics, she only suited up for two regular season games for the club team. However, she managed to score two goals and one assist in those contests.
In 2013, Leroux, along with Heather Mitts and Heather O’Reilly, was allocated to the Boston Breakers of the newly founded National Women’s Soccer League.
Leroux tied with Abby Wambach for the most goals scored (11) during the inaugural season. She also was the first player to record a hat trick in the NWSL.
In November 2013, Leroux was traded to the Seattle Reign FC in exchange for two players and two draft picks.
Leroux was the youngest player on the US team that won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
Playing for Team USA has angered soccer fans in her home country of Canada. Leroux has taken plenty of verbal abuse as well as abuse through social media because of it.
Leroux is endorsed by Nike and is frequently seen in commercials for the brand. She was most recently seen in a Nike advertisement with teammate Alex Morgan and several other world famous athletes this past December.
Her dog, Boss Leroux, is adored by her loyal fans. In fact, the chihuahua has thousands of followers on Twitter. The dog can often be seen in the media with Leroux.
When Leroux isn’t playing soccer, she enjoys spending her time listening to music, shopping and doing yoga.
Just by looking at a photo of Leroux, it is easy to see that she is a fan of tattoos. She enjoys body ink so much that she actually has a total of 18 tattoos.
Leroux has been a guest on several television programs in the US and Canada. ESPN also did a feature on her in which it profiled her rise to fame in the international soccer world.
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