Lindsey Horan made history as the first female player in U.S. to sign a professional contract straight out of high school, traveling to Europe to play for Paris Saint-Germain in July of 2012 soon after her graduation. One of the top players in the USA’s youth National Team programs in recent years, she debuted in 2013 at the Algarve Cup and was called back in for the latter part of the Victory Tour in 2015.
- Full name: Lindsey Michelle Horan.
- Nickname: Linds.
- Enjoys traveling, seeing new places, hiking and anything outdoors.
- Loves to BBQ with the family.
- Father Mark runs 100-mile ultra-marathons and is her inspiration.
- Speaks some French, but will say probably not enough for spending three-plus years in France.
- While living in France, she traveled to Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Italy.
- U.S. MNT captain Michael Bradley is one of favorite players, along with Lionel Messi.
U.S. Women's National Team
First Cap: March 8, 2013 vs. China PR
First Goal: Dec. 10, 2015 vs. Trinidad & Tobago
- Has played in five games so far this year, starting one.
- Had her best year for the U.S. WNT to date, playing in 24 of the USA’s 25 games while starting 24.
- Made a transition into a more full-time midfielder, playing centrally and sometimes wide.
- Set career highs in a calendar year for games, games started, minutes (1,119), goals (2) and assists (5), surpassing her totals coming into 2016 in all categories.
- Played in four matches during the Olympic qualifying tournament, her first, and scored a huge goal, nodding home a header to open the scoring in the 2-0 championship game win against Canada.
- Made her first Olympic Team and played 133 minutes over all four games while starting one.
- Returned to the U.S. WNT roster for the first time since making her debut in 2013.
- Called in for the October matches on the Victory Tour and earned her third career cap and first of the year when she started against Brazil on Oct. 25, providing an assist on Crystal Dunn’s goal in the first half.
- Scored her first international goal with the senior team on Dec. 10 against Trinidad &Tobago in San Antonio and also provided two assists during the game.
- It marked the first time she played all 90 minutes in a WNT game.
- Made her U.S. WNT debut at the Algarve Cup coming off the bench against China PR on March 8 … Also played in the final game of the year against Brazil in Orlando.
U.S. Youth National Teams
- Finished her U-20 WNT career as one of the all-time leading scorers at that level with 24 goals in 26 caps.
- A key player on the 2014 Under-20 Women’s World Cup team.
- Started all four games for the USA, playing every minute and was the team’s leading scorer on the with three goals and one assist.
- A member of the U.S. team that won the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in the Cayman Islands to earn a berth to the World Cup, but played in just two matches before being recalled to France by her club PSG.
- Still scored three goals in with one assist in 180 minutes of action.
- Helped the U.S. U-20s to the title of the 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship in Panama, thereby earning a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan, but missed the tournament due to a knee injury.
- Played in all five games during the qualifying tournament, starting in four, totaling 330 minutes.
- Scored four goals, three of which were against Guatemala, and assisted one in the qualifying tournament .
- Member of the U.S. U-18 National Team in 2011.
- Finished her U.S. U-17 National Team career with 15 goals in 17 international appearances.
- Leading scorer of the U-17 qualifying tournament with nine goals and six assists.
- Member of the U.S. U-15 National Team 2009.
- Attended the U.S. U-14 National Identification Camp in 2008.
- Has played and started all eight games for the Portland Thorns so far this season.
- Her two goals so far this season were a brace against Sky Blue FC on June 3, which included a spectacular flying header from distance that was the NWSL Goal of the Week. She was also named NWSL Player of the Week.
- Had an excellent first NWSL season, playing in 15 games for the Portland Thorns, all starts, and scored five goals.
- Helped the Thorns to a first place finish during the regular season and a berth in the playoffs.
- Scored in the playoff semifinal - a wild 4-3 overtime loss to the eventual champion Western New York Flash.
- Ended her contract with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of 2015 – she played her final game in France on Dec. 5, 2015 (where she scored a goal) -- in order to return to play professionally in the U.S. where she was allocated to the Portland Thorns FC in the NWSL for the 2016 season.
- Played at PSG in France for three and half years.
- Appeared in 58 Division 1 Féminine matches, while scoring 46 goals.
- Saw action in 10 Champions League matches and scored three goals.
- Was part of seven French Cup contests and scored four goals.
- Scored 20 goals in all competitions in the 2013-2014 season and scored 17 in 20 games during the 2012-2013 season.
- Made her UEFA Champions League debut against Tyreso of Sweden in October of that year.
- Helped PSG to a runner-up finish in the French Cup in 2014.
- Helped PSG qualify for the 2014-2015 UEFA Champions League after finishing second in the French Feminine Division I.
- Was the youngest player on PSG during her first two seasons.
- Played U-5 through U-10 for the TMSA Great White Sharks.
- Played from U-11 through U-12 with Edge.
- Played U-13 through U-18 for Colorado Rush.
- Also trained with the U-15/16 Colorado Rush Developmental Academy boys and U-17 Nike Boys.
- Won State Cup from 2006-2010.
- Most Valuable Player of State Cup in 2009 and 2010.
- Regional Champion in 2010 and took third place in Nationals.
- Trained with two-time European champion Olympique Lyonnaise of France for a week in the Fall of 2011.