U.S. women’s national team striker Sydney Leroux won’t be available for the Rio Olympics this summer because she and husband Dom Dwyer are expecting their first child.
Leroux announced her pregnancy on Twitter on Monday night. Dwyer, who plays for Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City, further posted a photo indicating the baby was due in September.
Leroux was not on the roster released Tuesday for the qualifying tournament for the North, Central American and Caribbean region, scheduled for Feb. 10-21 in Texas.
Teammate Amy Rodriguez is also out because she is expecting a child. Leroux and Rodriguez were both on the U.S. team that won the Women’s World Cup last summer in Canada.
SOURCE: The Associated Press