- 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.
- 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.
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.
2017: Played 748 minutes in 13 games with seven starts. Against Russia on April 6, she scored her fourth and fifth career goals, recording the second brace of her career, and all five of her WNT goals to that point had been with her head. She scored her first WNT goal with her feet on Oct. 22 against Korea Republic, slotting home a pass from Horan. Named to the CONCACAF Best XI for the first time.
2016: 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.
2015: Did not play for the U.S. WNT.
Youth National Teams: 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. Finished her U-20 international career with 14 caps and three goals.
On January 11, 2018, she was traded to Seattle Reign FC from Portland Thorns FC.
2017: Played 1,599 minutes in 21 games for the Portland Thorns, starting 17, while helping the club to a second-place finish in the league and to the NWSL title. Scored two goals with one assist. Came on at the very end of the NWSL Championship Game to become one three players to appear in both championship game victories (along with 2013) for the Thorns.
2016: 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.
2015: Named to NWSL Best XI. 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. 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. Surpassed 5,000 career minutes played and scored a goal on July 29.
2014: 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.
2013: Finished the season ranked fourth on the team in scoring with three goals and three assists. Tallied the game-winning goal for the Thorns 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). Scored her first career NWSL goal in the 35th minute of a 2-0 road win at Chicago on May 12. Signed with the Portland Thorns on Jan. 31, 2013.
2012: 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.
2011: 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.
2010: Scored two goals in 22 appearances (all starts) during her second season with the Washington Freedom (WPS).
2009: 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.
Youth Club: 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.
College: An NCAA champion in 2008 at the University of North Carolina, Long was a strong addition to the Tar Heels’ midfield following her transfer from Penn State after the 2006 season. Appeared in 38 games (36 starts) during two seasons in Chapel Hill, recording eight goals and five assists. Began her collegiate career at Penn State University in 2005. In two years with the Nittany Lions, she played in 46 games and was a two-time All-Big 10 Conference selection. As a senior in 2008, she started all 28 games and played 1,788 minutes in helping UNC to the NCAA title. Scored six goals with eight assists.