Last year, forward Sydney Leroux signed to be with Angel City FC until December 2024 (Courtesy Photo)

For Angel City FC star Syndey Leroux, motivation is a key part of her life. She was elated to see how Philips Sonicare is motivated to promote a strong healthcare routine.

“Anytime I work with a brand, my beliefs and my viewpoints I want theirs to align with and vice versa,” Leroux said. “Partnering with Philips Sonicare to help motivate people to make the most of their wellness routines just spoke to me.”

Philips Sonicare promotes dental health through its line of electronic toothbrushes. They were recently the presenting sponsor of the Long Beach Marathon. Leroux attended the event to show her support to the participants.

At the Philips Sonicare booth, there was an interactive art exhibit created by local artists. In the exhibit, the artists painted a mural that Leroux and attendees could help create.

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“I did a lot of painting on the mural, which was really cool,” Leroux said. “It was really cool seeing how many people, how many runners there were.”

Last year Leroux extended her contract with ACFC to December 2024. She came to Los Angeles midway through the 2022 season in a trade from the Orlando Pride. During the 2023 season, she made 10 shots on target.

She played for four teams other than the Pride, including the then FC Kansas City and the Seattle Reign. Leroux also played for Team USA and the Canadian National team.

With Team USA, Leroux competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Leroux made the second goal against New Zealand, helping Team USA defeat them 2-0. The U.S. ultimately earned a gold medal. Leroux also played four games in Team USA’s championship-winning run in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Leroux still holds the NCAA tournament single-season record at UCLA in points with the 16 points she scored in 2009. That year, she also matched Lauren Cheney’s single-season record in goals with 23. Leroux was also named on the Pac-10 All-Freshman team.

She mentioned how her motivation has changed over the years.

“My motivation when I was younger to play soccer is so different than my motivation to play soccer now, especially as a mom,” Leroux said. “For me right now, it’s my children and the fact that my kids get to watch their mom chase their dreams and it’s gonna be different for everyone.”