Sydney Leroux scored five goals in her second appearance for the US Women’s National team, but she was booed. The US women drubbed Guatemala, 13-0, but the CONCACAF Olympic qualifier was played in Vancouver, and Leroux is from Surrey, British Columbia. The Canadians are not happy Leroux, 21 – who starred at UCLA – chose to play for the Americans (she’s got dual citizenship).
“It’s pretty sweet. I know there are some people who don’t respect my decision, there are some that do and not everyone’s going to like you,” said Leroux.
“I’m happy. I’m happy where I am, I’m happy to wear this jersey … I heard some people were booing me, but after the fourth goal, they stopped.”
According to USA Today, Leroux’s father is Ray Chadwick, the former California Angels pitcher. An Alex Morgan-Sydney Leroux goal-scoring tandem should be prolific over the next decade. Expect ESPN to work very, very hard to get them both in the next “Body” issue. [Vancouver Sun]