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Leroux took long road to London

Updated: July 26, 2012, 10:07 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk

Her arrival was marked by an insignificant announcement in the 88th minute of the U.S. women's soccer team's opening match against France.

"Leaving the field, No. 15 Megan Rapinoe. And she is replaced by No. 11, Sydney Leroux."

Insignificant, that is, if you aren't Sydney Leroux and you hadn't been waiting patiently for 88 game minutes and the better part of 22 years to hear those words. Or if you aren't Sandi Leroux, her mother, who was sitting three rows up ...

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