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Olympic Soccer Champion Sydney Leroux Announces Pregnancy, Will Miss Rio Olympic Games

By Darci Miller | Jan. 26, 2016, 11:31 a.m. (ET)

Sydney Leroux runs with the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Group D match between Nigeria and the United States on June, 16, 2015 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Soccer player Sydney Leroux will miss the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as she and husband Dom Dwyer announced that they are expecting their first child in September.

Leroux and Dwyer, also a professional soccer player, each revealed the news on their Instagram accounts. “Surprise! My plans have changed for this summer,” Leroux wrote.

A member of the U.S. women’s national team since 2012, Leroux won gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games as the youngest member of the team. She is a 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, recording an assist in the opening match against Australia. Leroux has scored 35 international goals and is set to play professionally for FC Kansas City upon her return to the field. Dwyer has played four seasons for Sporting Kansas City.

The U.S. women will be seeking their fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio. The team will attempt to qualify its quota spot at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in February.

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