Alina Garciamendez, Sydney Leroux

FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, Mexico defender Alina Garciamendez (4) makes a slide tackle on a ball controlled by United States forward Sydney Leroux (2) in the first half of a CONCACAF semifinal soccer match in Chester, Pa. Leroux is a native of British Columbia and even played in the Canadian national team system. But at 15, and holding dual citizenship, she decided to move south in hopes of grabbing the attention of U.S. Soccer. Now Leroux is preparing to represent the United States in the Women’s World Cup, in her native Canada. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)