Sydney Leroux Dwyer and Dom Dwyer welcomed their newborn daughter, Roux James, on June 28, 2019.
Just hours before her teammates kicked off against France in the semifinal of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Sydney Leroux Dwyer experienced quite a momentous occasion of her own.
Leroux Dwyer and her husband Dom Dwyer welcomed daughter Roux James early on Friday.
“Our sweet girl came into the world kicking and screaming (just like her parents) at 3:42 a.m.,” Leroux Dwyer posted on Twitter. “Welcome to the world baby girl.”
Sydney and Dom have been married since 2015 and already have a son, Cassius, together, who turns 3 in September. The couple both play soccer professionally, Sydney in the National Women’s Soccer League and Dom in Major League Soccer, and both in Orlando, Florida.
“This is my chance, to share my world with you…” Dwyer posted on Instagram alongside a photo of Roux, “And I know you’re gonna like it."
Leroux Dwyer is a 2015 World Cup champion and has a gold medal from the Olympic Games London 2012. She did not compete in Rio in 2016 as she was pregnant with Cassius at the time and last competed for the U.S. in 2017.
Dwyer, who was born in England, gained U.S. citizenship in March of 2017 and has made several appearances for the U.S. men’s national team.
In October, Leroux Dwyer revealed that she’d had a miscarriage last summer, explaining why she’d missed the latter part of the NWSL season.
“There was a moment when I was on bed rest where I wondered if the emotional pain could kill me,” she posted.
But just over a month later, it was happy news to share as Leroux Dwyer announced her pregnancy in November.
“Don’t worry Cassius,” she captioned a picture of her wailing son with her sonogram. “Mommy and daddy cried too.”