Meet Adriana Leon, a member of the Canadian soccer team who denied the U.S. squad a place in the gold medal game. She and her teammates should be recognized as heroes.
Adriana Kristina Leon (October 2, 1992) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays for West Ham United and the Canadian women’s national soccer team.
Leon was called to the Canada U-20 camp in December 2009 and played the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup for Canada. In December 2012, she was called up to the senior Canadian team for the 2013 Four Nations Tournament, making her first international appearance against China on January 12, 2013, scoring the game-winning goal in a 1–0 victory.
At the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship Leon scored 6 goals and finished second in tournament’s golden boot race behind Alex Morgan of the United States who scored 7 goals.
Growing up, Adriana played soccer, rugby, and ice hockey. She’s my kind of gal.
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