U.S. Soccer
Women's National Team

Leslie Osborne

Midfielder Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-8

  • Hometown

    Brookfield, Wis.

  • Club

    Boston Breakers

Earned her first nine caps for the USA in 2004, starting six matches … A member of the U.S. team that won the 2002 FIFA Under-19 Women’s World Championship … 2009: Played in just one match for the USA, against Canada in Charleston, S.C., as she regained her form in the WPS after coming back from a serious knee injury … 2008: Played in eight matches, starting three, including the championship game victory against Canada at CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying in Mexico, but tore her left ACL on May 27 during training, knocking her out of the Olympics … Took the opportunity during the break to have reconstructive surgery on her left ankle as well … Scored one goal before her knee injury, that coming in a 6-0 rout of Canada on May 10 in Washington, D.C. … 2007: Earned an increasingly important role as a defensive midfielder, playing in 22 matches during the year, starting 15 … Played in five matches at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, her first world championship at the senior level, starting four games and effectively marked some of the world’s best players … 2006: Played in 19 matches, starting 12, and scored both of her career goals, the first against Chinese Taipei in a rout, and the second in the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup Final against Canada … Played in all three matches off the bench at the Four Nations Tournament in China … Played in two matches off the bench at the Algarve Cup … 2005: Played in just two matches after recovering from major surgery on her right ankle in December of 2004 … 2004: Played in her first nine matches, starting six … Was a member of the USA’s 2004 Olympic Residency Training Camp … 2003: Was on the bench for the USA’s match against Brazil in New Orleans on July 13, 2003 … Youth National Teams: A key member of the USA’s 2002 Under-19 World Championship team, scoring two big goals in the first round (against England and Australia) and played a part in the “golden goal” that beat Canada in the title game, slipping the pass behind the defense, starting the movement that led to the goal … Scored one goal in CONCACAF Qualifying in Trinidad & Tobago to help the USA advance to the world championship … Finished her U-19 career with 21 caps and four goals … Also has eight caps with the U.S. U-21s and played on the 2003 Nordic Cup championship team … First Appearance: Jan. 30, 2004, vs. Sweden … First Goal: Oct. 1, 2006, vs. Chinese Taipei.
Signed with the Boston Breakers as a free agent during the WPS off-season … 2009: Allocated to FC Gold Pride for the inaugural WPS season, where she played in the same stadium where she played her college soccer for Santa Clara … Played in 19 matches for Gold Pride, starting 18 and led the team in minutes played with 1,622 … Captained the Gold Pride … Etc.: Played for FC Milwaukee for seven years, winning state titles every year … Won U-20 National Championship in 2001, scoring the winning goal in the championship game ... Played with the Sacramento Storm in the WPSL in 2005, helping the club to the national championship game.
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