Exclusive: U.S. Soccer stands by Leroux's racism allegations

Sydney Leroux celebrates with teammates after scoring against Canada at BMO Field in Toronto on...

Sydney Leroux celebrates with teammates after scoring against Canada at BMO Field in Toronto on June 2, 2013. (STAN BEHAL/QMI Agency)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:13 PM ET

TORONTO - It's been two weeks since Canadian-born U.S. soccer star Sydney Leroux set the internet ablaze with a race-fuelled tweet that kick-started a he said, she said war of words between Canadian supporters and the embattled B.C. native.

Following the June 2 rout -- the Americans won rather convincingly -- Leroux's accusations were severe: Canadian fans had "chanted racial slurs" and "talked about (her) family."

"Don’t be mad when I shush you and show pride in what I represent,” the 23-year-old mixed-race forward tweeted of her, some would say, disrespectful goal celebration.


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