"Leroux! Leroux! Leroux is on fire!"
In the US Women’s National Team’s 7-0 shellacking of Mexico last night, forward Syndey Leroux stole the show with a remarkable feat.
Leroux scored a perfect hat trick — achieved by scoring one goal per header, one with the right foot and one with the left — in just nine minutes! And just for good measure Leroux added a fourth goal, all in just a span of twenty minutes before halftime. Watch them all:
The 23-year-old Leroux was making just her sixth start in her 39th game for the USA and upped her goal total to 21 for her career. She’s still 140 goals shy of Abby Wambach’s international goalscoring record (Wambach scored one goal last night), but if Leroux keeps this pace up, who knows how close she can get in ten years, when she reaches Wambach’s age!