Horan with the USWNT in September 2017
|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||Forward, Attacking midfielder, Central midfielder|
|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 August 25, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 29, 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.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
The Portland Thorns FC is an American professional women's soccer team based in Portland, Oregon. Established in 2012, the team began play in 2013 in the then-eight-team National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), which receives support from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), and formerly the Mexican Football Federation (FMF). The Portland franchise is owned by Peregrine Sports LLC, which also owns the Portland Timbers. The Thorns, the Houston Dash, the Orlando Pride, and the Utah Royals are other NWSL teams with Major League Soccer affiliations.
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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.
Golden is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Golden lies along Clear Creek at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Founded during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush on June 16, 1859, the mining camp was originally named "Golden City" in honor of Thomas L. Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory of Colorado from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved about 12 miles (19 km) east to Denver City. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 18,867.
Golden High School is a secondary school located in Golden, the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. It is part of the Jefferson County Public Schools district.
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).
The North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 20 of the 27 Atlantic Coast Conference championships, and 22 of the 36 NCAA national championships.
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 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.
|Colorado Rush||2012||USL W-League||3||2||—||—||3||2|
|2012–13||Division 1 Féminine||20||17||—||5||3||—||25||20|
|Portland Thorns FC||2016||National Women's Soccer League||15||5||1||1||—||16||6|
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 ]
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.
|2016 Women's Olympic Soccer Tournament|
|2016-08-03||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Start||2–0 W||Group stage|
|2016-08-09||Manaus, Brazil||Start||2–2 D||Group stage|
|2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|2019-06-11||Reims, France||Start||13–0 W||Group stage|
|2019-06-13||Paris, France||Start||3–0 W||Group stage|
|2019-06-20||Le Havre, France||Start||2–0 W||Group stage|
|2019-06-24||Reims, France||on 89' (off Lavelle)||2–1 W||Round of 16|
|2019-06-28||Paris, France||on 63' (off Lavelle)||2–1 W||Quarter-final|
|2019-07-02||Décines-Charpieu, France||Start||2–1 W||Semi-final|
|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
|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 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|
|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
|1||2015-12-10||San Antonio, Texas, United States||Start||90+2'||Stephanie McCaffrey|
|2||2016-02-21||Houston, Texas, United States||53'||Becky Sauerbrunn|
|Olympic qualifier: Final|
|3||2016-06-02||Commerce City, Colorado, United States||89'||Kelley O'Hara|
|4||2017-09-19||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States||36'||Sam Mewis|
|5||2018-04-08||Houston, Texas, USA||25'||Megan Rapinoe|
|6||2018-07-29||East Hartford, Connecticut, United States||Start||90'|
|2018 Tournament of Nations|
|7||2018-10-10||Cary, North Carolina, United States||Start||49'||unassisted|
|2018 CONCACAF Championship|
|8||2019-04-07||Los Angeles, California, United States||26'||Christen Press|
|9||2019-06-11||Reims, France||Start||32'||Sam Mewis|
|FIFA Women's World Cup|
|10||2019-06-20||Le Havre, France||Start||3'|
|11||2019-08-03||Pasadena, California, United States||Start||31'||Christen Press|
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