Sydney Leroux takes advice to heart

U.S. substitute's first Olympic goal seals 2-0 win, sends Americans into semis

Updated: August 3, 2012, 3:59 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN.com

NEWCASTLE, England -- Just go crazy.

That's the advice forward Alex Morgan gave teammate Sydney Leroux, the youngest member of the U.S. women's national team, at the start of this Olympic tournament. When you come off the bench: Just. Go. Crazy.

In the 80th minute of Friday night's quarterfinal game, with the team up 1-0 and Morgan all but shut down by New Zealand's defense, coach Pia Sundhage decided her team "needed a sparkle." So she called Leroux off the bench to ...

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