Sydney Leroux is a Canadian-American professional soccer player who plays for the US national team.
She was born on May 7, 1990, in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Born to Canadian softball player mother and American baseball player father, the soccer player is a very athletic person that has followed the footsteps of her parents in making her name in the sporting world.
Sydney Leroux’s Salary and Career Earnings
Sydney Leroux was a leading soccer player for the Johnston Heights Secondary School and a track and field athlete as well. Her exceptional abilities to score goals helped her club Coquitlam City Wild to win Provincial Cup Championship thrice in 2003, 04 and 05. She is also the youngest player to feature in the W-League when she was only 15. Sydney got to play baseball in Whally Little League for 10 years until 2004.
Leroux had always wanted to play for US women’s national team for which she attended Horizon High School in Arizona. She led Sereno Soccer Club to state titles twice in 2007 and 2008 and proved every chance to get into UCLA to play collegiate soccer. She was considered to be one of the most competitive players. According to her coach, Jill Ellis, this helped the Bruins win several soccer competitions.
Her professional career started with Vancouver Whitecaps starting from 2005 to 2011 in the W-league and was the second highest scoring player in the league. She became a number 1 pick in the 2012 WPS Draft and started playing for Atlanta Beat. She later played for different clubs including Hope Solo, Stephanie Cox, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe in the W-league.
Leroux was allocated to play for Boston Breakers in 2013 while she joined Seattle Reign FC in 2014. She was traded to Western New York Flash in March 2015. She played for Canada U-19 Women’s team and was also the captain of the U-15 team. However, she wanted to play for the US national side and joined U-20 team to participate and win the 2008 FIFA U-20 World Cup. She was also named as the US Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year in 2012.
With the senior team, she has won the 2012 Olympics and is considered an important part of the team for the 2015 FIFA Women’s world cup.
Essentially, one of the main things that have been bringing money to this woman is her soccer. Nevertheless, apart from her career as a soccer player, she has also made her fortunes through several endorsements and promotions for several brands like Nike and Beats by Dr Dre.
Some other endorsements which she has been a part of include with Nestlé Nesquik and BODYARMOR, making her the first female endorser for the sports drink company, joining others like Richard Sherman, Kevin Love, and James Harden.
Apart from endorsements, the Kansas City striker has featured in the EA Sports’ FIFA video game series – FIFA 16, along with her teammates. She has also been on different magazine covers.
She received $70,000 in salary and has a massive net worth of $3 million.
Sydney Leroux, considered one of the most beautiful female soccer players in the world today, is married to English-born MLS player Dom Dwyer.
— Sydney Leroux Dwyer (@sydneyleroux) July 25, 2017
In August 2017, the power couple put their West 63rd Street Kansas City home for sale. The 4,000 square feet home which had four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms, was put on the market for just $800,000.
In January 2016, shortly after she made a move to Kansas City after signing a 3-year deal, the Olympic gold medalist announced that she was pregnant, and because of this, her club debut was put on hold for more than a year.
She gave birth to her first child, Cassius Cruz Dwyer, in September of 2016 and was able to get back to soccer in 2017. “That was a dream come true, to have a baby and be able to come back and play,” Leroux said.
Quick Facts about Sydney Leroux
Full Name: Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer
Profession: Footballer (Soccer Player)
Playing position: Striker
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Date of Birth: May 7, 1990
Place of Birth: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Current Club: Western New York Flash
Salary: $70 thousand