Sydney Leroux due to give birth in Sept., will miss Rio Olympics
U.S. women's soccer star Sydney Leroux will miss the Rio Olympics this summer because she and husband Dom Dwyer are expecting their first child.
Leroux and Dwyer both posted messages on social media Monday night, and Leroux confirmed the news via text message to ESPN's Julie Foudy.
Leroux told Foudy she learned she was pregnant during the national team training camp that concluded last week and that she is seven weeks along.
A photo posted by Dwyer, who plays for Sporting KC of MLS, included a message that the child is expected in September.
The U.S. women's team will be seeking its fourth straight gold medal at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, which are scheduled for Aug. 5-21.
Leroux has 35 goals in 71 career games for the U.S. women's team. She played in four games in the 2015 World Cup but did not play in the final.