#14 SYDNEY LEROUX

Position: Forward

Height: 5'7"

Date of Birth: 5/7/1990

Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Citizenship: USA

College: UCLA

Twitter: @sydneyleroux

 

Professional: (2016) Traded to FC Kansas City; missed the 2016 NWSL season due to pregnancy; (2015) Traded from the Seattle Reign to the Western New York Flash on March 30, along with Amanda Frisbee in exchange for midfielder Amber Brooks, the rights to forward Abby Wambach and a first-round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft; Played just 369 minutes in three starts for the Western New York Flash before the World Cup, and did not play another NWSL match after having ankle surgery after the World Cup; Scored one goal; (2014) Played in 22 games for the Seattle Reign, starting 21 and played 1,873 minutes; Scored five goals, four of them game-winners, to help Seattle to a 16-2-6 overall record, the league title, the No.1 seed in the NSWL playoffs and a berth in the championship game; (2013) On Nov. 18, she was traded to Seattle Reign FC for midfielder Kristie Mewis, goalkeeper Michelle Betos and two 2015 draft picks; Allocated to the Boston Breakers for the inaugural NWSL campaign and had a tremendous season, scoring 11 goals to finish tied for second with Abby Wambach; She played 1,694 minutes while starting all 18 games in which she played; Finished fifth in the league in shots (62), but just three behind second-place Megan Rapinoe; Named to the NWSL Best XI; (2012) Taken with the first pick in the 2012 WPS Draft by the Atlanta Beat, but never played after the league ceased operations; (2011) Played with the W-League Vancouver Whitecaps in her hometown during the summer, scoring 11 goals in 11 games with two assists.

U.S. National Team: (2015) A member of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champions in her first World Cup at the senior level, she played 181 minutes in four matches, starting two; Had a vitally important assist in the opening match, setting up Christen Press for the game-winning goal in the 3-1 victory against Australia; Played in 11 games this year, starting four and scored two goals with two assists; Made her first start of 2015 against Mexico on May 17 in the USA's second Send-Off Series game and scored two goals in the 5-1 win; Helped the USA to its 10th Algarve Cup title in Portugal; Had ankle surgery after the World Cup and did not play in a match for the rest of the year as she regained her fitness; (2014) Appeared in 21 games and set career highs in games started (15), minutes played (1,308) and assists (5); Scored nine goals, fourth-best on the team, finding the net against Canada (twice), Russia, Japan, Denmark, China PR, France, Mexico, and in the USA’s 6-0 win against Costa Rica in the final of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship as she helped the team book its ticket to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup; (2013) Made a major impact on the U.S. attack, scoring 10 goals (second on the team) with four assists; Averaged a goal for every 83 minutes she was on the field; She played 835 minutes in 15 games, starting nine, which were her first nine starts after coming off the bench in the first 29 games of her career; Scored four goals – all in the first half and all in a row – in a 7-0 victory against Mexico on Sept. 3 in Washington, D.C.; Also scored against Scotland, China PR, New Zealand and the game-clincher in a 3-0 win vs. Canada in Toronto on June 2; Scored twice in the 4-1 victory against Brazil on Nov. 10 in Orlando that finished the year;  Tied for third for most goals for club and country (21) of any American player; Headed into 2014 with 24 goals in her first 43 games; (2012) Had a breakout year, playing in 27 games, all as a reserve, and set a U.S. record for most goals as a substitute with 14, which were the first 14 of her career; Averaged a goal for every 37 minutes she was on the field; In her second career cap against Guatemala at CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, she scored the first five goals of her career, all in the second half, in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada; She was the youngest player on the Olympic qualifying teamwhile playing in three games as the USA won the regional title; Made her first world championship team at the senior level for the 2012 Olympics and played off the bench in four games; Scored her first Olympic goal against New Zealand in the quarterfinal, sealing the 2-0 victory in Newcastle; Scored the winning goal against Norway in a 2-1 victory in group play at the Algarve Cup; Also scored against Denmark at the Algarve Cup; Had a two-goal game against Ireland on Nov. 28 during the Fan Tribute Tour; Tied for third among players for most goals combined for club and country with 21; (2011) A prolific scorer with the U.S. Under-20 WNT, she earned her first cap with the senior team at the beginning of 2011; Made the roster for the Four Nations Tournament in China in January and came off the bench late in the game in the first match of the tournament against Sweden.

College: (2011) First-team NSCAA All-American; Named to Soccer America's MVP First Team; Semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy; Led the team in scoring for the third-straight season; Posted 16 goals and three assists for 35 points; Also led the Pac-12 in game-winning goals with eight; Came in second in the voting for Pac-12 Player of the Year, landing a spot on the conference's first team; Had four multiple-goal games; Also registered two hat tricks on the season; Finished her college career ranked in the top 5 at UCLA in several offensive categories, including points (126 - 4th), goals (57 - 4th) and game-winning goals (23 - 4th). (2010) First-team Soccer America MVP; Third-team NSCAA All-American; First-team NSCAA All-Pacific Region; First-team All-Pac-10; Named to the Watch List for the MAC Hermann Trophy Player of the Year Award; Led UCLA in scoring for the second-straight season, finishing the year with 27 points on 13 goals and one assist; Also led the team in game-winning goals with six; Ended the season ranked third in the Pac-10 in goals (13) and second in game winning goals (6); Also ranked third in goals per game (0.65); Named Pac-10 Player of the Week after scoring four goals in the team's 7-0 victory over Cal Poly to open the season; Also enjoyed multiple-goal games in wins over Oregon (3-1) and Arizona State (3-0); Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over UCF in the second round of the NCAA Tournament; Scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 victory over No. 16 Cal on Oct. 8; Moved into the top five all-time at UCLA in career points (5th - 91), goals (4th - 41) and game-winning goals (4th - 15). (2009) Semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy; NSCAA third-team All-American; Named to Soccer America's MVP second team; Second-team All-Pac-10 selection; Named to the 2009 NCAA All-Tournament Team; Led UCLA in scoring with 48 points (23g, 2a); Also ranked third in the Pac-10 in scoring; Ranked second in the Pac-10 in goals with 23; Her 23 goals tied Lauren Cheney for the single-season school record; Set a new UCLA single-season NCAA scoring record with 16 points (8g, 0a). (2008) Played in 19 matches, making 18 starts; Member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team; Third-team Freshman All-American by Soccer Buzz; Missed the NCAA Tournament while competing at the Under-20 World Championships; scored in her first collegiate match, tallying the game winner in a victory over UCSB; Other game-winning goal came in a 3-0 victory at UConn; Ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 16 points (5g, 6a).