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Vancouver-born U.S. soccer star Sydney Leroux turned a few heads last week

- October 8th, 2013

Canadians couldn’t stay mad at Canadian-turned-American soccer star Sydney Leroux forever.

Having soccer player-turned-model Alex Morgan as your wingwoman doesn’t hurt, either.

You remember Leroux, right? The Vancouver-born U.S. women’s national team star who earlier this year accused Canadian soccer fans of chanting racial slurs against her.

After she scored a goal against Canada in a 3-0 rout at BMO Field back in June, Leroux’s post-game comments kicked off a media fire storm that you can review here.

That was then. This is now.

And a recent series of photos and videos the 23-year-old tweeted while on vacation in Hawaii likely did enough to change some of the negative opinions against her.

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7 comments

  1. Simon B | October 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    So the assumption is that some videos of her in a bikini palling around is supposed to make us like her? That’s all kinds of creepy.

  2. Stephen J | October 8, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    So here the person who falsely accused Vancouver fans of racial abuse showing off her ink stained body. Not a pretty sight.

  3. Will | October 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Actually Stephen, I think that she’s the one in blue, not the one in red with the yucky tatoos. But yes, I otherwise agree with you, she’s yucky.

  4. Sir Edmond Baconator | October 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I think they are both hot………..I love them.

  5. Austin | October 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    “And a recent series of photos and videos the 23-year-old tweeted while on vacation in Hawaii likely did enough to change some of the negative opinions against her.”

    I totally disagree. For me this reinforces the negative perception that she turned her back on her home and native land for personal and professional gain. I think Leroux understood she had more of this kind of “off pitch” marketing potential playing for stars and stripes. I.e. she sure as hell wasn’t going to end up in sports illustrated playing for “Big Red” with their clean cut Canadian image. I think at the end of the day, that’s what motivated her to switch, and either way her detractors will point to this little piece as evidence for to support that viewpoint.

  6. Michael | October 11, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Well said, Austin. Leroux seems to be a very proud person – proud of her body, proud of her skills, etc. There is a difference between confidence and pride. Morgan I can respect, but Leroux I cannot. Every time I hear Leroux now, all I can think of is her smirk which she often displays. If Morgan, who is more beautiful and a better goal scorer, can be humble, then surely Leroux can learn a few thngs!

  7. Martin | October 15, 2013 at 8:00 am

    She turned her back on Canada to play for our rival the USA.
    She is a good Canadian girl who wasn’t given a chance to play for her home country,too bad,we
    Sure could have used her in the game against the USA.
    She has the scoring touch this country needs to win,and to deny her the chance to play for her
    Home country is very painful to watch.
    Hopefully Canada won’t let another Canadian girl slip away,because we need some good talented
    Gals if we want to win a big tournament in the future.
    Hopeful soccer dude,Martin

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