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.
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|
|Portland Thorns FC|
|2016–||Portland Thorns FC||58||(22)|
|United States U-17||17||(15)|
|United States U-20||24||(26)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 4, 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 7, 2019
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.
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).
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.
Unlike her role at PSG, Horan for Portland plays in central midfield in a position similar to her national-team role.
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.
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 for her role in central midfield after her return to the national team in 2016.
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.
Correct as of September 2018
* For NWSL, "Cup" refers to the championship playoffs.
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The shortlists for the 2018 CONCACAF Awards were announced on 11 December 2018.
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Not to be confused with HarenHoran is a surname that originated in County Galway, Ireland, and from there spread into County Mayo.
Notable people with the name Horan include:
Alice Horan (1895–1971), British trade unionist
Adelind Horan (born 1988), American actress
Claude Horan (1917-2014), American sculptor
Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M. (born 1983), American Franciscan Friar, Roman Catholic Priest, theologian, and author
Gerard Horan (born 1962), English actor
Hume Horan (1934-2004), American diplomat
James Horan (1911-1986), Irish monsignor
James Horan (born 1954), American character actor
John Horan (1908–1971), Canadian politician
John Horan, rugby league footballer of the 1930s and 1940s
Johnny Horan (1932–1980), American basketball player
Kate Horan (born 1975), New Zealand paralympics runner
Lindsey Horan (born 1994), United States soccer (football) player
Marcus Horan (born 1977), Irish rugby union player
Mike Horan (born 1959), American football punter
Monica Horan (born 1963), American actress
Neil Horan (born 1947), defrocked Irish Roman Catholic clergyman
Niall Horan (born 1993), one fifth of British-Irish boyband One Direction
Patrick Horan (c. 1800s), Irish baseball player
Peter Horan (born 1926), Irish flute & fiddle player
Tim Horan (born 1970), Australian rugby union player
Tom Horan (1854-1916), Australian cricketer & journalist
Walt Horan (born 1898), American politician
Michael Horan (born 1981), English actor vocalist and stuntmanJulie Ertz
Julie Beth Ertz (née Johnston; born April 6, 1992) is an American soccer player and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She plays as a midfielder for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the highest division of women's professional soccer in the United States, and the United States women's national soccer team. She first appeared for the United States national team during an international friendly against Scotland on February 9, 2013. She has since made 87 total appearances for the team and scored 19 goals.
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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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The United States U-20 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior women's national team. The team most recently appeared in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France, where they failed to progress from the group stage for the first time in the competition's history. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which is the top competition for this age group. The head coach since April 2017 is Jitka Klimková.
|2016 Women's Olympic Soccer Tournament|
|2016-08-03||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||New Zealand||Start||2–0 W||Group stage|
|2016-08-09||Colombia||Start||2–2 D||Group stage|
|2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|2019-06-11||Reims, France||Thailand||Start||13–0 W||Group stage|
|2019-06-13||Paris, France||Chile||Start||3–0 W||Group stage|
|2019-06-20||Le Havre, France||Sweden||Start||2–0 W||Group stage|
|2019-06-24||Reims, France||Spain||on 89' (off Lavelle)||2–1 W||Round of 16|
|2019-06-28||Paris, France||France||on 63' (off Lavelle)||2–1 W||Quarter-final|
|2019-07-02||Décines-Charpieu, France||England||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[m 1]||San Antonio, Texas, United States||Trinidad and Tobago||Start||90+2'||Stephanie McCaffrey||
|2||2016-02-21[m 2]||Houston, Texas, United States||Canada||53'||Becky Sauerbrunn||
|Olympic qualifier: Final|
|3||2016-06-02[m 3]||Commerce City, Colorado, United States||Japan||89'||Kelley O'Hara||
|4||2017-09-19[m 4]||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States||New Zealand||36'||Sam Mewis||
|5||2018-04-08[m 5]||Houston, Texas, USA||Mexico||25'||Megan Rapinoe||
|6||2018-07-29[m 6]||East Hartford, Connecticut, United States||Australia||Start||90'||Megan Rapinoe||
|2018 Tournament of Nations|
|7||2018-10-10[m 7]||Cary, North Carolina, United States||Trinidad and Tobago||Start||49'||unassisted||
|2018 CONCACAF Championship|
|8||2019-04-07[m 8]||Los Angeles, California, United States||Belgium||26'||Christen Press||
|9||2019-06-11[m 9]||Reims, France||Thailand||Start||32'||Sam Mewis||
|FIFA Women's World Cup|
|10||2019-06-20[m 10]||Le Havre, France||Sweden||Start||3'||Sam Mewis||
Portland Thorns FC – current squad