Lindsey Horan
Women's National Team

Lindsey Horan

Midfielder Caps/Goals - 66/8
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  • Hometown

    Golden, Colo.

  • Club

    Portland Thorns FC

  • Lindsey Michelle Horan (Linds)
  •  Enjoys traveling, seeing new places, hiking and anything outdoors.
  • Loves to BBQ with the family. Her father Mark runs 100-mile ultra-marathons and is her inspiration.
  • Speaks some French, but says not enough for spending three-plus years in France.
  • While living in France, she traveled to Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Italy.
  • U.S. MNT's Michael Bradley is one of favorite players, along with Lionel Messi.

First cap: March 8, 2013 vs. China PR. First Goal: Dec. 10, 2015 vs. Trinidad & Tobago.

Made history as the first American female player 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 recent history in the USA’s Youth National Team programs, she made her WNT debut in 2013 at the Algarve Cup, was called back in for the latter part of the Victory Tour in 2015 and has been a consistent call-up ever since.

2017: Had an excellent year playing almost exclusively in the midfield, especially during the latter part, as she played 733 minutes in 13 matches, starting six. Came off the bench for six of her first seven appearances of the year, but then started four of the last six games, scoring her goal and getting four assists in those games while playing 90 minutes in the last three. Named to the CONCACAF Best XI for the first time.

2016: 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, 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.

2015: 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 … 

2013: Made her U.S. WNT debut at the Algarve Cup coming off the bench against China PR on March 8.

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. 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. Finished her U.S. U-17 National Team career with 15 goals in 17 international appearances.

2017: Was a key play for the Portland Thorns in leading the club to a second-place finish in the league and to the NWSL title. Started all 24 regular season games, playing 2,125 minutes (all but 35 minutes of the season) while scoring four goals with two assists. Also played every minute of both playoff games and famously scored the game-winner in the 1-0 championship game victory against the NC Courage. Was named NWSL Championship MVP, joining Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers, 2015), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC, 2013) and Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers, 1977) as players for Portland major professional teams who were named MVP of a championship game. Was named to the NWSL Second XI.

2016: 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 in 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.

2012-2015: 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.

Committed to play for University of North Carolina for the fall of 2012, but instead opted to bypass college and signed professionally for PSG in France, becoming the first American female to skip college soccer and go straight to the pros.

Youth Club: 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.