Leslie Osborne, American Women Soccer Players

Leslie Osborne

Leslie Osborne is one more proof that America's national football team one step ahead in the competition that combines soccer skills and appearance.

Leslie Marie Osborne (born May 27, 1983, in Milwaukee) is an American football defensive midfielder who currently plays for the Boston Breakers Women's Professional Soccer and is a member of the national soccer team United States women.

Osborne grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended Catholic Memorial High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He continued to play college football at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. As a student, he was a key member of the Santa Clara team that won the 2001 NCAA Football Championship Women. As a senior in 2004, he was a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy and won the Honda Sports Award as the outstanding player the college women.
Osborne was an assistant coach for Santa Clara women's team for several years. In 2009, he played for FC Pride Women's Professional Soccer Gold, in their inaugural season, but made a free agent after the season and signed with the Boston Breakers.


Leslie Osborne

Osborne is a member of the U.S. national youth team in 2002 and 2003, and won his first cap with the senior national team on January 30, 2004 against Sweden. After sitting out the first U.S. game of 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup to support Shannon Boxx, she played all 90 minutes in all five matches remaining. During the 4-0 semifinal loss to Brazil, Osborne unlucky own goal scored in an effort to clean up a corner kick.
In May 2008, Osborne tore his ACL before the 2008 Olympics, which caused him to miss the Beijing games. He took nearly a year to rehab a knee injury, causing him to miss several games the national team and lost his regular starting position in the national team. He's now fighting to regain his usual place early.


Osborne has a major sponsor with the German sportswear company, Puma.

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