Horan with the United States women's national soccer team in June 2018
|Full name||Lindsey Michelle Horan|
|Date of birth||May 26, 1994|
|Place of birth||Golden, Colorado, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||central midfielder|
|Portland Thorns FC|
|2016–||Portland Thorns FC||58||(22)|
|United States U-17||17||(15)|
|United States U-20||24||(26)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of September 4, 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 22, 2019
Lindsey Michelle Horan (born May 26, 1994) is an American professional soccer player who currently plays primarily as a midfielder for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national 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.
Horan 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 Rush* 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).
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.
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.
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.[ original research? ]
Horan scored the only goal in Portland's 1–0 win over the North Carolina Courage in the 2017 NWSL Championship, Horan 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.
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 Under-17 Women's 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 gained praise[ by whom? ] for her role in central midfield after her return to the national team in 2016.[ citation needed ]
Correct as of September 2018
* For NWSL, "Cup" refers to the championship playoffs.
|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
|#||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 color – exhibition 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|
|Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament|
NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player
|1||2015-12-10||San Antonio||Start||1.1||90+2||Stephanie McCaffrey|
|Olympic qualifier: final|
|3||2016-06-02||Commerce City||1.1||89||Kelley O'Hara|
|6||2018-07-29||East Hartford||Start||1.1||90||Megan Rapinoe|
|2018 Tournament of Nations|
|2018 CONCACAF Championship|
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