Lindsey Horan

Lindsey Horan

Lindsey Horan during PSG-Montpellier (season 2012–2013).
Personal information
Full name Lindsey Horan
Date of birth (1994-05-26) May 26, 1994
Place of birth Lakewood, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portland Thorns FC
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2012 Colorado Rush
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Colorado Rush 3 (2)
2012–2015 Paris Saint-Germain 58 (46)
2016– Portland Thorns 15 (6)
National team
United States U-17 17 (15)
United States U-20 24 (26)
2013– United States 30 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 8, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 13, 2016

Lindsey Michelle Horan (born May 26, 1994) is an American professional soccer player who currently plays for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team as a midfielder. She was the leading scorer for the United States U-17 team at the 2010 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship.[1][2][3]

Early life

Horan grew up in Golden, Colorado. 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.[4][5]

In 2012, Horan was named the top-ranked college prospect by ESPN.[6] 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).[7]

Playing career

Clubs she played on

Colorado Rush

Horan played for the Colorado Rush in the W-League during the 2012 season.[8] She played three games for the team, scoring two goals and making 19 shots.[9]

Paris Saint-Germain FC

In July 2012, Horan signed a six-figure deal to play with the professional French club, Paris Saint-Germain FC (PSG).[10][11] On January 4, 2016, Paris Saint-Germain announced Horan's contract had been terminated to allow her to return to the United States.[12] She played her final game on December 5, 2015, a 5–0 win over FCF Juvisy. Horan scored the match's opening goal.[13] Horan scored 46 goals in 58 appearances for PSG.

Portland Thorns

On January 13, 2016, Horan signed with the Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL.[14]

Unlike her role at PSG, Horan plays in central midfield in a position similar to that on the national team for Portland.

Club Statistics

Correct as of September 25, 2016

Club League Cup Continental Total
Paris SG[15]
2012–2013 201753002520
2013–2014 181432202316
2014–2015 11900411510
2015–2016 9 6 0 0 4 2 13 8
Totals 5846851037654
Portland Thorns[16]
2016 15 6 15 5
Totals 156155
Career totals 73 52 8 5 10 3 91 60


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.[1] 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 that summer because of a knee injury that required surgery.[11] In February 2013 at the age of eighteen, she was named to the senior team roster for the 2013 Algarve Cup.[17] She earned her first cap for the senior team during a group stage match against China at the Algarve on March 8, 2013.[18] Horan was called up to the senior roster near the end of 2015[19] 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, she gained praise for her role in central midfield after her return to the national team in 2016.

International goals

Date Location Opponent Lineup # Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1 2015-12-10[m 1] USASan Antonio  Trinidad & Tobago 90.Start 1.1 90+2 Stephanie McCaffrey

5650.06005 6–0

5650.06005 6–0

2 2016-02-21[m 2] USAHouston  Canada

off 82' (on Dunn)

1.1 53 Becky Sauerbrunn

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Olympic qualifier: final
3 2016-06-02[m 3] USACommerce  Japan

on 61' (off Brian)

1.1 89 Kelley O'Hara

5150.03005 3–2

5050.03005 3–3



  1. 1 2 "Lindsey Horan player profile". US Soccer. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  2. "Lindsey Horan: She Won't Shy Away From Goals". US Soccer. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  4. "Meet PARADE's All-America High School Soccer Team". Parade Magazine. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  5. Frei, Terry. "Golden's Horan, a soccer prodigy, battles despite prestige on national soccer scene". Denver Post. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  6. "ESPNHS 150: Class of 2012". ESPN. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  7. "Horan bypasses college soccer for Paris, PSG". Top Drawer Soccer. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  8. "Lindsey Horan player profile". Colorado Rush. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  9. "2012 Colorado Rush stats". Colorado Rush. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  10. "Lindsey Horan signs reported six-figure deal with PSG". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  11. 1 2 "Golden's Lindsey Horan passes on college soccer for six-figure contract with French team". Denver Post. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  12. "L'Américaine du PSG rappelée sous les drapeaux". (in French). Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  13. "Paris win the derby! –". Paris Saint-Germain – PSG. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  15. "Lindsey Horan statistics" (in French). footofeminin. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  16. "Lindsey Horan stats". Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  17. Bird, Liviu. "U.S. Soccer releases roster for 2013 Algarve Cup". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  18. "Christen Press Scores Team-Leading Fourth Goal as U.S. WNT Defeats China PR 5–0 at Algarve Cup in Portugal". US Soccer. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  19. "WNT Brings 28-Player Roster for Final Matches of 2015 Victory Tour". US Soccer. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
Match reports
  1. "WNT Continues Victory Tour with 6–0 Win vs. Trinidad & Tobago in San Antonio". U.S.Soccer. December 10, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  2. "WNT Defeats Canada 2–0 to Win 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship". U.S.Soccer. February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  3. "USA and Japan Play to Thrilling 3–3 Draw Before Sold Out Crowd in Colorado". U.S.Soccer. June 3, 2016. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
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