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Lindsey Horan
Lindsey Horan sep2017.jpg
Horan with the USWNT in September 2017
Personal information
Full name Lindsey Michelle Horan
Date of birth May 26, 1994 (1994-05-26) (age 27)
Place of birth Golden, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward, Attacking midfielder,
Central midfielder
Club information
Current club Portland Thorns
Number 10
Youth career
2005–2012 Colorado Rush
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Colorado Rush 3 (2)
2012–2016 Paris Saint-Germain 58 (46)
2016– Portland Thorns 88 (28)
National team
United States U-17 17 (15)
United States U-20 24 (26)
2013– United States 104 (23)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 10, 2020.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 5, 2021

Lindsey Michelle Horan (born May 26, 1994) is an American professional soccer player for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the highest division of women's professional soccer in the United States, and the United States women's national soccer team. In 2018, she was named NWSL MVP. Horan was a leading player for the Thorns during their 2017 championship season, scoring the winning goal in the championship game, and before that was a prolific scorer for Paris Saint-Germain FC, scoring 46 goals in 58 appearances. She was the leading scorer for the United States U-17 team at the 2010 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship.

Early life

Horan was born May 26, 1994 and grew up in Golden, Colorado near Denver. Although she attended Golden High School, she did not play soccer for the school. Instead, she played club soccer with the Colorado Rush. She first started playing for the Colorado Edge during the U-11 tryouts. In March, when Horan was 15 years old and was one of the youngest players on the United States under-17 women's national team, she scored 12 goals in nine games (a team best) leading up to the North American/Central American/Caribbean U-17 tournament in Costa Rica. During her sophomore year at Golden, she was named to the Parade Magazine High School All-American team although she didn't play high school soccer.

In 2012, Horan was named the top-ranked college prospect by ESPN. Although she had a scholarship to play for North Carolina, Horan bypassed her college career and signed with French club Paris Saint-Germain FC (PSG).

Club career

Colorado Rush

Horan played for the Colorado Rush in the W-League during the 2012 season. She played three games for the team, scoring two goals and taking 19 shots.

Paris Saint-Germain FC, 2012–2016

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Horan with PSG during the 2012–13 season

In July 2012, Horan signed a six-figure deal to play with the professional French club, Paris Saint-Germain FC (PSG). On January 4, 2016, Paris Saint-Germain announced Horan's contract had been terminated to allow her to return to the United States. She played her final game on December 5, 2015, a 5–0 win over FCF Juvisy. Horan scored the match's opening goal. Horan scored 46 goals in 58 appearances for PSG.

Portland Thorns, 2016–present

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Horan with Portland Thorns in 2016

On January 13, 2016, Horan signed with the Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL.

Unlike her role at PSG, Horan for Portland plays in central midfield in a position similar to her national-team role.

Horan scored the only goal in Portland's 1–0 win over the North Carolina Courage in the 2017 NWSL Championship and was named NWSL Championship MVP.

Horan was named Player of the Month for July 2018, she scored three goals in July, helping the Thorns to a 3–0–0 record for the month. She was named to the 2018 NWSL Best XI, and on September 21, 2018 she was named 2018 NWSL Most Valuable Player.

Club summary

Club Season League Cup Continental Total Ref.
Division Regular Season Play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colorado Rush 2012 USL W-League 3 2 3 2
Total 3 2 3 2
Paris Saint-Germain
2012–13 Division 1 Féminine 20 17 5 3 25 20
2013–14 18 14 3 2 2 0 23 16
2014–15 11 9 0 0 4 1 15 10
2015–16 9 6 0 0 4 2 13 8
Total 58 46 8 5 10 3 76 54
Portland Thorns FC 2016 National Women's Soccer League 15 5 1 1 16 6
2017 24 4 2 1 26 5
2018 22 13 2 1 24 14
2019 13 1 1 0 14 1
2020 8 2 8 2
2021 6 1 6 1
Total 80 24 6 3 8 2 94 29
Career total 142 72 6 3 16 7 10 3 173 85

Notes

International career

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Horan (right) with the national team in 2017

Horan played for the United States women's national under-17 soccer team and was the leading scorer for the team at the 2010 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship. She helped the United States women's national under-20 soccer team win the 2012 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in March by scoring four goals, including a hat trick against Guatemala in the group stage. Horan was unable to play in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup because of a knee injury that required surgery.

In February 2013, at the age of eighteen, she was named to the senior team roster for the 2013 Algarve Cup. She earned her first cap for the senior team during a group stage match against China at the Algarve on March 8, 2013. Horan was called up to the senior roster near the end of 2015, and scored her first goal for the senior team during a 'Woman of the Match' performance against Trinidad & Tobago in December 2015. She is on the roster for the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship and started the opening group stage match against Costa Rica in central midfield.

While Horan played successfully as a striker during her time at PSG, with 46 goals in 56 appearances, she played in central midfield after her return to the national team in 2016.

Horan was called up for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, scoring her first World Cup goal in the opening game against Thailand on 11 June. On January 31, 2020, she scored her first career hat-trick against Panama in the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship in addition to assisting goals scored by Lynn Williams and Tobin Heath.

On 24 July 2021, Horan played her 100th match for USWNT, and scored a goal in a 6–1 win over New Zealand in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

International summary

National team Year Apps Goals
United States
2013 2 0
2014 0 0
2015 4 1
2016 24 2
2017 13 1
2018 19 3
2019 16 5
2020 8 7
2021 18 4
Total 104 23

Player statistics

Olympic appearances

Match Date Location Opponent Lineup Result Competition
2016 Women's Olympic Soccer Tournament
1
2016-08-03 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand {{{4}}}.

on 64' (off Brian)

2–0 W Group stage
2
2016-08-06 Flag of France.svg France {{{4}}}.

on 82' (off Lloyd)

1–0 W Group stage
3
2016-08-09 Manaus, Brazil Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Start 2–2 D Group stage
4
2016-08-12 Brasília, Brazil Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden {{{4}}}.

on 90+24' (off Pugh)

1–1 (pso 4–3) (L) Quarter-final
2020 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
5
2021-07-21 Tokyo, Japan Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Start 0–3 L Group stage
6
2021-07-24 Saitama, Japan Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand {{{4}}}.

off 84' (on Macario)

6–1 W Group stage
7
2021-07-27 Kashima, Japan Flag of Australia.svg Australia {{{4}}}.

on 65' (off Mewis)

0–0 D Group stage
8
2021-07-30 Yokohama, Japan Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Start 2–2 (pso 4–2) W Quarter-final
9
2021-08-02 Kashima, Japan Flag of Canada.svg Canada Start 0–1 L Semi-final
10
2021-08-05 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Start 4–3 W Bronze medal match

World Cup Appearances

Match Date Location Opponent Lineup Result Competition
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
1
2019-06-11 Reims, France Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand Start 13–0 W Group stage
2
2019-06-13 Paris, France Flag of Chile.svg Chile Start 3–0 W Group stage
3
2019-06-20 Le Havre, France Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Start 2–0 W Group stage
4
2019-06-24 Reims, France Flag of Spain.svg Spain {{{4}}}.

on 89' (off Lavelle)

2–1 W Round of 16
5
2019-06-28 Paris, France Flag of France.svg France {{{4}}}.

on 63' (off Lavelle)

2–1 W Quarter-final
6
2019-07-02 Décines-Charpieu, France Flag of England.svg England Start 2–1 W Semi-final

International goals

Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)
Location Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
Lineup Start – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
(c) – captain
Sorted by minutes played

Goal in match Goal of total goals by the player in the match
Sorted by total goals followed by goal number
# NumberOfGoals.goalNumber scored by the player in the match (alternate notation to Goal in match)
Min The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.
Assist/pass The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.
penalty or pk Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)
Score The match score after the goal was scored.
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
Result The final score.

Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation

aet The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation
pso Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time
Light-purple background colorexhibition or closed door international friendly match
Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament
Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match
Light-blue background color – FIFA women's world cup qualification match
Pink background color – Continental Games or regional tournament
Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament
Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament
NOTE on background colors: Continental Games or regional tournament are sometimes also qualifier for World Cup or Olympics; information depends on the source such as the player's federation.

NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player


Goals
Date Location Opponent Lineup Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1 2015-12-10 San Antonio, Texas Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago Start 90+2' Stephanie McCaffrey

5650.06005 6–0

5650.06005 6–0

Friendly
2 2016-02-21 Houston, Texas Flag of Canada.svg Canada 7.

off 82' (on Dunn)

53' Becky Sauerbrunn

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Olympic qualifier: Final
3 2016-06-02 Commerce City, Colorado Flag of Japan.svg Japan {{{4}}}.

on 61' (off Brian)

89' Kelley O'Hara

5150.03005 3–2

5050.03005 3–3

Friendly
4 2017-09-19 Cincinnati, Ohio Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand {{{4}}}.

on 33' (off Lavelle)

36' Sam Mewis

1–0

5–0

5 2018-04-08 Houston, Texas Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico {{{4}}}.

off 40' (on Hanson)

25' Megan Rapinoe

2–2

6–2

6 2018-07-29 East Hartford, Connecticut Flag of Australia.svg Australia Start 90' Megan Rapinoe

1–1

1–1

2018 Tournament of Nations
7 2018-10-10 Cary, North Carolina Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago Start 49' unassisted

5–0

7–0

World Cup qualifier: Group A
8 2019-04-07 Los Angeles, California Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium {{{4}}}.

off 60' (on Long)

26' Christen Press

3–0

6–0

Friendly
9 2019-06-11 Reims, France Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand Start 32' Sam Mewis

3–0

13–0

World Cup: Group F
10 2019-06-20 Le Havre, France Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Start 3' Sam Mewis

1–0

2–0

11 2019-08-03 Pasadena, California Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Start 31' Christen Press

2–0

3–0

Friendly
12 2019-09-03 St. Paul, Minnesota Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal {{{4}}}.

on 46' (off Sauerbrunn)

83' Christen Press

3–0

3–0

13 2020-01-28 Houston, Texas Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti {{{4}}}.

on 71' (off Lavelle)

73' Megan Rapinoe

3–0

4–0

Olympic qualifier: Group A
14 2020-01-31 Houston, Texas Flag of Panama.svg Panama Start 3' unassisted

1–0

8–0

15 18' unassisted

3–0

16 81' Jessica McDonald

8–0

17 2020-02-04 Houston, Texas Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica Start 10' Carli Lloyd

2–0

6–0

18 2020-02-09 Carson, California Flag of Canada.svg Canada Start 71' Lynn Williams

2–0

3–0

Olympic qualifier: Final
19 2020-03-11 Frisco, Texas Flag of Japan.svg Japan Start 83' Mallory Pugh

3–1

3–1

2020 SheBelieves Cup: Final
20 2021-01-22 Orlando, Florida Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia {{{4}}}.

on 62' (off Lavelle)

73' Crystal Dunn

5–0

6–0

Friendly
21 2021-06-13 Houston, Texas Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica {{{4}}}.

off 74' (on Sullivan)

7' Penalty kick

2–0

4–0

22 2021-07-05 East Hartford, Connecticut Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico {{{4}}}.

off 80' (on Davidson)

6' Carli Lloyd

1–0

4–0

23 2021-07-24 Saitama, Japan Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand {{{4}}}.

off 84' (on Macario)

45' Julie Ertz

2–0

6–1

Olympics: Group G

Honors

International

USWNT

  • CONCACAF U20 Women's Championship: 2014
  • CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament: 2016; 2020
  • SheBelieves Cup: 2016; 2018; 2020; 2021
  • Tournament of Nations: 2018
  • CONCACAF Women's Championship: 2018
  • FIFA Women's World Cup: 2019
  • Olympic Bronze Medal: 2020

Club

Portland Thorns

Team

  • NWSL Champions: 2017
  • NWSL Shield: 2016

Personal

  • NWSL Second XI: 2017
  • NWSL Championship MVP: 2017
  • NWSL Best XI: 2018
  • NWSL Most Valuable Player: 2018
  • CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Best XI: 2020
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