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Osborne announces retirement from pro soccer
March 11th, 2014 3:58PM

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[NWSL 2014 COUNTDOWN] Chicago Red Stars midfielder Leslie Osborne, who had 61 caps for the USA in an international career that began in 2004, announced her retirement from professional soccer.

Osborne played with WPS's FC Gold Pride and Boston Breakers before joining the Red Stars in 2013. She played and started in 18 games for the team and scored one goal last season.

“It's been an amazing nine years playing professionally and I will never really be able to express how much soccer has impacted my life,” Osborne said. “To be able to represent my country playing for the U.S. women’s national team and to play in two different professional leagues, and be a captain on all those teams, is a dream.”

Osborne, 30, hails from Wisconsin and played collegiately at Santa Clara University. In May 2008, she tore her ACL during training, and the injury curtailed her international career. She played one game in 2009 for her last international appearance.

She worked as a color commentator for Fox Soccer on the recent broadcasts of the Concacaf U-20 Women's Championship.


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