World Cup winner Sydney Leroux was back in action for Orlando Pride on Sunday – just three months and a day after giving birth. The Orlando Pride striker was an 88th-minute substitute in her side’s 1-1 draw with Sky Blue FC in New Jersey.
Leroux, who has 77 caps for the USA, gave birth to daughter Roux on 28 June and was back training with her club on 27 July. It was her first match since September 2018, although she had been training with her team as late as March this year when she was five-and-a-half-months pregnant. “It’s been a long road but I did it,” tweeted the 29-year-old, who was a member of the USA’s World Cup-winning squad in 2015 and an Olympic gold medallist at London 2012. Leroux is married to US men’s international Dom Dwyer, 29, who was born in England and was on the books at Norwich as a youth player. The couple also have a three-year-old son, Cassius. It was a busy day for the pair as Dwyer also played on Sunday, setting up the equaliser for MLS team Orlando City in their 1-1 draw away to FC Cincinnati.