American football star returns to the side just three months after giving birth to her daughter

Leroux (right) came on in the 88th minute for her first post-birth match (PA Images)
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Now that's what you call  a quick return to work.

American soccer player Sydney Leroux was back on the pitch  just three months after giving birth to a baby daughter.

The striker gave birth on June 27 and was amazingly back training with her club Orlando Pride on July 28.

The player later tweeted a sweet message alongside a photo of the newborn baby.

Pride drew with Sky Blue FC 1-1  in what was Leroux's first game since September 2018, though she had been training with Pride right up until she was five and half months pregnant.

She was a part of the USA's World Cup winning campaign in 2015 and won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

Leroux also has a three-year-old son with her husband Dom Dwyer who is part of the USA's men's football team.

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