Sydney Leroux traded to FC Kansas City in three-team NWSL deal
NWSL's two-time defending champion FC Kansas City acquired U.S. women's national team forward Sydney Leroux as part of a three-team deal on Wednesday.
Leroux, who will now play in the same city as her husband, Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer, moves to FCKC along with Tiffany McCarty. The Western New York Flash, which dealt Leroux, acquire forward Jessica McDonald, a 2016 and 2017 international roster slot and a 2017 second-round draft pick. FCKC had acquired McDonald and McCarty from the Houston Dash in a separate trade for a first-round draft pick in Thursday's 2016 draft and an international roster spot.
Leroux didn't play much for the Flash after being dealt from the Seattle Reign in a deal that included Abby Wambach's rights last year. She played in three games and scored one goal before departing for World Cup duty and then missed the remainder of the season after undergoing ankle surgery.
Leroux did not score for the U.S. at the World Cup but was able to lift the trophy in Vancouver, a short drive from her native town of Surrey, British Columbia.
NWSL will have 10 teams in 2016 with the addition of the Orlando Pride. The club acquired U.S. forward Alex Morgan from the Portland Thorns in October as part of building its first roster.