Leslie Osborne - Midfielder #12

Position: Midfielder

Hometown: Brookfield, Wisc.

Birth Date: May 27, 1983

Height: 5-7

Previous Team: FC Gold Pride

With the Breakers: Acquired by the Breakers in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) as a free agent on Oct. 12, 2009 ... Started 18 games, logging 1,559 minutes in 2011 ... Served as team captain in 2010, and co-captain with Kristine Lilly in 2009 ... In 2010, started 18 of 19 games she appeared in, playing 1,440 minutes

With FC Gold Pride: Started 18 of the 19 matches she appeared in, playing 1,622 minutes.

International: Named to U.S. roster for two-game CONCACAF/UEFA World Cup qualifier vs. Italy in November 2010 ... Sidelined after tearing her ACL during training in late May of 2008 forcing her to miss the Olympic Games ... In 2007, started four matches at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in China ... In 2006, played in 19 matches, starting 12, and scored both of her career goals, the first against Chinese Taipei in a rout, while her second was in the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup Final against Canada ... Played coming off the bench at every game of the Four Nations Tournament in China ... Played in two matches off the bench at the Algarve Cup ... In 2005, played in two matches after recovering from major ankle surgery in December 2004 ... Played in her first nine matches for the full National Team in 2004, starting six of them, coming on for legend Mia Hamm in Hamm’s final National Team game in December 2004.

College: Played for Santa Clara (2001-2004) ... As a senior, won the NCAA’s prestigious Honda Award as the nation’s top female athlete in her sport ... Finished Bronco career with 44 goals and 34 assists ... Named WCC Defender of the Year as a senior ... Became the first player in league history to be selected as both the Player of the Year, which she won in 2003, and Defender of the Year ... Captained the Broncos starting in all 25 contests, scoring nine goals with one assist and led the team with six game-winning goals despite playing the last eight weeks of the season with two torn ligaments in her right ankle.

Scholastic/Club: Played at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin ... Had her #10 jersey retired in 2004 ... As a senior she earned Parade and NSCAA All-American honors ... Named the Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year her senior and sophomore years ... Led Catholic Memorial to a No. 1 national ranking and two state championships recording 97 goals and 79 assists while leading her squad to an 83-5-6 record.

Personal: Full name is Leslie Marie Osborne ... Served as an assistant coach with the Santa Clara Broncos ... Loves kids, coaching soccer and hosts her own youth soccer academy clinics throughout the year ... Volunteers for the Boys & Girls Club and supports Grassroot Soccer.

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