Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  By By Beau Dure  |  Last updated 9/3/13
"Leroux, Leroux, Leroux is on fire." So began the Bloodhound Gang-inspired chant from the United States fans even before Sydney Leroux finished her four-goal outburst in the first half of the United States women's soccer team's friendly against Mexico. Leroux's hat trick-plus-one followed an Abby Wambach strike en route to a 7-0 USA win. In 2010, Mexico handed the US women a stunning 2-1 defeat that put Wambach and company in danger of missing the 2011 World Cup . The team rebounded to win the third-place game in CONCACAF qualifying and beat Italy in a hard-fought playoff just to reach the Cup. For the first 10 minutes, Mexico again looked competitive with the world power to the north. Starting six players who recently completed play in the NWSL, Mexico pressed the attack early. Ageless wonder Maribel Dominguez, who played in the WUSA as well as the NWSL, passed when she had an easier shot. Then Renae Cuellar sent in a shot that tested Seattle Reign teammate Hope Solo. Mexico fo...
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