CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Sydney Leroux is on the U.S. roster for women’s Olympic soccer qualifying, the only one of the 20 players who was not at last year’s World Cup.
Leroux was born in Canada but switched nationalities in 2008. She was the top pick in the Women’s Professional Soccer draft last week, selected by the Atlanta Beat.
Two players who went to Germany last summer were not included on the defending Olympic champions’ roster: goalkeeper Jill Loyden and defender Stephanie Cox.
In the North and Central American and Caribbean qualifying tournament at Vancouver, British Columbia, the Americans are in Group B and play the Dominican Republic (Jan. 20), Guatemala (Jan. 22) and Mexico (Jan. 24).