Allie Long debuted for the USA in 2014, but did not make a major impact until 2016 when she rode an excellent NWSL season to a spot on the 2016 Olympic Team.
- Full name: Alexandra Linsley Long.
- Nicknames are Allie, Al, Harry or La Blanquita.
- Married Jose Batista on October 29, 2016.
- They met playing soccer and they play in futsal leagues together all over NYC.
- Enjoys playing futsal with men as part of her off-season training.
- Enjoys playing video games in her spare time, including Call of Duty and FIFA.
- Her favorite club is Barcelona.
- Loves clothes and fashion.
- Enjoys the beach, shopping and hanging with her friends.
- Parents are Barbara and Jamie Long and has a brother Patrick.
- Loves watching The Walking Dead.
- Once bought a jacket from Japan so she could look more like Lagertha from the TV show Vikings.
- Says her goal is to be the best player in the world that she can be, and to inspire, empower and encourage girls to dream big and let nothing get in their way.
U.S. Women's National Team
First Cap: May 8, 2014, vs. Canada
First Goal: April 6, 2016 vs. Colombia (two goals)
- Has played in all seven games for the USA so far this year, starting six.
- Has scored two goals; a brace against Russia on April 6, exactly a year after scoring another brace (her first goal for the USA and first career multi-goal game).
- Both of her goals came on headers, meaning all five of her career goals have been on headers.
- In late March, received her first call-up since 2014.
- Was not a part of the USA’s Olympic qualifying squad and did not play her first game of the year until April 6 against Colombia, but scored two goals in that match and was a regular for the rest of the year while earning a berth on her first Olympic Team.
- Played in all four games at the Olympics, starting three.
- Also scored against the Netherlands and all of her goals so far have been on headers.
- Made her U.S. WNT debut on May 8 against Canada in Winnipeg, coming on as a substitute and playing the final 23 minutes in Jill Ellis’ first official game as head coach.
- That started a run of playing in four consecutive games, starting two against France – making her first career start on June 14 (where she earned her first WNT assist) and June 19 -- and a substitute appearance against Switzerland on Sept. 20.
U.S. Youth National Teams
- Called into camp with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team in January of 2010 and December of 2009.
- Played with the U-21 Women’s National Team in the spring of 2007.
- Was a member of the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team that competed in 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Russia, falling in penalty kicks the semifinals of the tournament.
- Appeared in five of the team’s six games and scored against Argentina in a 4-1 win during the group stage.
- Finished her U-20 international career with 14 caps and three goals.
- Started all seven games she has played for the Portland Thorns this season.
- Has scored a goal and recorded an assist so far in 2017.
- Helped lead the Thorns to a regular season title and a playoff berth, tying for the league lead with 12 wins.
- Played 1,350 minutes – every minute of her 15 games -- and was named to the NWSL Best XI for the second consecutive year.
- Scored six goals, tied for second best on the Thorns, and had two assists.
- Named to NWSL Best XI.
- Selected as Thorns FC MVP and was the winner of the Golden Boot.
- One of three players in the league ranked in the top 10 in goals (10) and assists (4).
- Started and played in all 20 matches.
- Registered her team-leading 10th goal of the season on Sept. 4. at Western NY.
- Started her 60th career match for Thorns FC on Aug. 22.
- Scored her third career brace, and her second of the season, against Chicago on Aug. 9, appearing in her 60th career match for Portland.
- Tallied a goal and an assist, becoming the first Thorns FC player to reach double-digit goals (19) and assists (10) for her career on Aug. 5.
- Surpassed 5,000 career minutes played and scored a goal on July 29.
- Started her 50th career match for Thorns FC against Houston on June 6.
- Appeared in her 50th career NWSL match against Houston on May 23.
- Recorded her second career brace in Portland’s 2015 season opening, 4-1 win against Boston (4/11).
- Appeared in 22 matches (20 starts) during the regular season.
- Named to the NWSL Second XI.
- Finished the season tied for fourth in the NWSL in goals (9) and had three assists.
- Started 27 consecutive regular-season games for Thorns FC dating back to the 2013 campaign.
- Scored a goal in three consecutive games to begin the season (April 12-26).
- Tallied her first career brace in a 7-1 win against FC Kansas City on July 13.
- Was perfect from the penalty spot (4-for-4).
- Tallied the game-winning assist on Alex Morgan's goal in a 1-0 win against Seattle Reign FC on Aug. 17 to secure Portland a spot in the 2014 NWSL Playoffs.
- Scored the game-winning goal in the team's season-opening, 1-0 road win at Houston on April 12.
- Signed with the Portland Thorns on Jan. 31, 2013.
- Finished the season ranked fourth on the team in scoring with three goals and three assists.
- Tallied the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute of extra time in a 3-2 win over FC Kansas City in the NWSL semifinals on Aug. 24.
- One of three players to start all 22 regular-season matches.
- Finished the regular-season ranked first on the team in minutes played (1,956).
- Recorded assists against Seattle Reign FC (Aug. 17), FC Kansas City (Aug. 4) and Washington (May 19).
- Scored a picturesque bending shot to the far upper corner, in a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC on July 31.
- Scored her second goal of the season on June 6 against FC Kansas City, deflecting an Alex Morgan shot around the goalkeeper.
- Scored her first career NWSL goal in the 35th minute of a 2-0 road win at Chicago on May 12.
- Signed with the New York Fury (WPSL Elite) in April 2012 and helped guide the club to a late-season run to the playoff semifinals.
- Joined Paris Saint-Germain of France’s Division 1 Féminine on a six-month contract from Oct. 2011-March 2012.
- Scored a brace during PSG’s second-leg UEFA Women’s Champions League match against FFC Frankfurt.
- Registered eight goals in 16 appearances across all competitions for PSG, including four goals in 12 league matches (9 starts).
- Sustained a foot injury near the end of her contract with PSG.
- Signed with Sky Blue FC (WPS) and finished the season ranked second on the team in minutes played (1,575) after appearing in all 18 matches.
- Scored two goals in 22 appearances (all starts) during her second season with the Washington Freedom (WPS).
- Selected as the seventh overall pick in the 2009 WPS Draft by the Washington Freedom.
- Played in 19 games (11 starts), scoring two goals during her rookie season.
- Played club for the Albertson Express.
- Won MVP award at the Orange Classic while playing for the Express and helped her team win WAGS, Orange Classic, Disney and Raleigh Shootout.
- Her club team won the State Cup four years in a row.