I guess as a USMNT fan I should have some sympathy for the Canadian fans who want to boo Sydney Leroux. After all, Leroux was born and grew up in Canada, but chose to represent the U.S. internationally. USMNT fans, myself included, have never really forgiven Giuseppe Rossi for essentially doing the same thing in reverse – growing up in New Jersey, but choosing to represent Italy internationally.
But, alas, I really don’t care. As much abuse as Leroux has taken from CanWNT fans, including being booed during today’s game, I don’t really care that she flashed the crest at the Toronto crowd or gave them the finger over the lips “Shh!” celebration after she scored the third goal in the U.S.’ 3-0 win over Canada.
Leroux is ours and the Canadian team remains a bunch of head-stomping, blame the referee also-rans.
Update: Since I originally posted this article, I came across this video of things the CanWNT fans were yelling at Leroux. I take back any notion that I am sympathetic with their position in any way. Classless.
John D. Halloran