Former USWNT forward Sydney Leroux Dwyer gave birth to her second child early on Friday morning, just hours before the United States women’s national team took on France in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Leroux Dwyer — who helped lead the USWNT to their World Cup win in 2015 — and her husband, Dom Dwyer, shared the news of their new daughter on social media.
“Roux James, our sweet girl came into the world kicking and screaming (just like her parents) at 3:42 a.m.,” Leroux Dwyer wrote. “Welcome to the world baby girl.”
Dwyer shared a similar message on Twitter with a photo of his oldest son, Cassius, sitting with his mom and Roux.
Leroux Dwyer, though, didn’t let the birth of her second child stop her from watching the USWNT’s match against France on Friday afternoon.
She posted a video to Twitter shortly after Megan Rapinoe’s goal in the opening minutes against France of her hilariously cheering quietly next to her sleeping newborn, so as not to wake her up.
Leroux Dwyer currently plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League, though has missed the entire season due to her pregnancy. Her husband, Dom, is also a forward for Orlando City in the MLS. He has scored four goals over 13 games for Orlando this season, though he has missed their last three games to be home with his wife. The 28-year-old led the team with 13 goals last season.
The USWNT beat France 2-1 in the quarterfinal match in Paris on Friday behind a pair of goals from Rapinoe. The United States, now just one win away from competing for a second consecutive world title, will take on England in the World Cup semifinals on Tuesday afternoon.
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