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Who is Lindsey Horan?
Lindsey Horan is a professional soccer player. Lindsey Horan is a member of the NWSL’s Portland Thorns FC. Lindsey is now widely regarded as one of the top players in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
Lindsey has also represented the United States at the international level. In 2018, she was also named the NWSL Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Early Life, Education, and Family
Lindsey Horan was born in Lakewood, Colorado on May 26, 1994.
Mark Horan and Linda Horan are her proud parents. Michael Horan is her older brother.
Lindsey originally expressed an interest in soccer when she was five years old.
Her mother was gonna be her coach. Linda Horan actually mentored Lindsey throughout her youth.
Michael, Lindsey’s brother, was her childhood playmate.
Michael Horan, on the other hand, never underestimated his sister and always put out his best effort to win.
Lindsey’s personality as a strong soccer player, always ready to win, was shaped by their brother-sister soccer rivalry. Lindsey has always admired Messi.
Tim Schulz, her Colorado Rush coach, advised her to watch Lionel Messi.
Messi was a teenager at the time, and he had only recently begun to get international attention.
Horan has been fascinated with keeping an eye on him ever since. In fact, she requested that her parents get her a Messi jersey.
Soccer Outside of the House
Lindsey Horan grew up in Golden, Colorado, a small town near Denver.
Her hometown’s Golden High School was her first stop.
She also found that her high school squad would not assist her in realizing her dream of playing for the US national team.
Lindsey then requested that her mother go to the school and inform them of her decision.
Instead, she decided to play club soccer with the Colorado Rush. She put in a lot of training time and frequently chose soccer above her official studies.
Horan’s parents recognized her passion and desire to become a great player at this time period.
In addition, in 2012, Horan dropped out of a full scholarship at the University of North Carolina.
She did so at the age of 18 to become a professional. Horan was also the first elite American female to forego college to pursue a career in the European professional leagues.
She also left her home state of Colorado to join Paris Saint-Germain FC.
As a result, Horan became the first American woman to play professional soccer after graduating from high school.
Offers, Justifications, and Commitments
Horan had just finished her junior year and was about to leave for a family trip to Barcelona when her phone rang with a life-changing call.
Jerome De Bontin, the chairman of the Colorado Rush and a former director of the French Ligue 1 team A.S. Monaco, had phoned her.
The man was well-connected in France. He had also scheduled a multiweek tryout for Lindsey with Lyon’s juggernaut women’s team, the Olympique Lyonnais Feminin.
Lindsey was also given a job offer. Mark Horan, on the other hand, declined the offer because he was looking forward to his daughter’s graduation.
Horan wanted to learn everything he could about European soccer culture.
But Lyon was limited to only a few international players. Further, the space for Horan was already filled.
Paris-Saint Germain FC offered a two-year contract to Horan. Moreover, they committed to giving about $100,000 a year in salary and expenses. Hence, Lindsey got associated with them in 2012.
Moreover, she had to break her commitment to North Carolina University and its coach Anson Dorrance.
Dorrance also happens to be the former coach for the United States team.
Lindsey remembers watching her former American teammates win the Under-20 World Cup while sitting alone in France’s hotel lobby.
She was happy seeing some of her best friends winning but, at the same time, sad witnessing the loneliness in the new country.
Facts of Lindsey Horan
|Lindsey Michelle Horan
|May 26, 1994
|Lakewood, Colorado, United States
|Golden High School
University of North Carolina
|A brother (Michael Horan)
|27 Years Old
|5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
|National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)
|Currently plays for
|Portland Thorns FC
Paris-Saint Germain FC (PSG)
|Forward/Striker for the PSG
Midfielder for Portland Thorns and the National Team
|Around $600,000-$650,000 for 2022
|Social Media Handles
|Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Salary & Net Worth
Lindsey Horan’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. The NWSL has announced that the 2022 salary cap for NWSL players is set at $650,000.
Lindsey is one of the best players in the NWSL. Hence, her salary for the year 2022 must be around $600,000-$650,000.
She lives a decent life like every other player with a six-figure salary. Lindsey is currently enjoying her luxurious life and roams around different parts of the country on her vacation.
Unfortunately, there is no more information regarding her personal assets like bungalow, car, bank balance, and many more.
Professional Soccer Career
Horan represented the Colorado Rush in the W-League, an Australia-based women’s soccer league, during the 2012 season.
She played three games for the Colorado Rush. She scored two goals and took 19 shots in her association with the Colorado Rush.
Paris-Saint Germain FC
She was associated with the Paris-Saint German Fc from 2012 to 2016.
Horan signed a six-figure contract to play with the French professional club, Paris Saint-Germain FC (PSG), in July 2012. She played as a forward (striker) for PSG.
However, Paris Saint-Germain announced on January 4, 2016, the termination of Horan. The move was taken to allow her to return to the United States.
She played her final game with PSG on December 5, 2015. It was a 5–0 win over FCF Juvisy. Further, she made the match’s opening goal.
In short, Horan recorded 46 goals in 58 appearances for PSG.
Portland Thorns FC
Horan signed with the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) on January 13, 2016. Horan plays in central midfield for the Portland Thorns FC, a position similar to her national-team role.
She made the only goal in Portland Thorn’s 1–0 win over the North Carolina Courage in the 2017 NWSL Championship. As a result, she is also named NWSL Championship Most Valuable Player (MVP) (MVP).
Moreover, Horan scored three goals in July 2018 that helped the Thorns achieve a 3–0–0 record for the month. Hence, she was named the Player of the Month. She was then named to the 2018 NWSL Best XI.
Furthermore, she was honored with NWSL Most Valuable Player (MVP) again on September 21, 2018.
The NWSL player also played for the United States women’s national under-17 soccer team at the 2010 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship.
In fact, she was the leading scorer for the team in the tournament.
Similarly, she played for the United States women’s national under-20 soccer team at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship.
Horan contributed to the team’s victory against Guatemala.
In fact, she scored four goals, including a hat trick against Guatemala in the group stage.
Horan was prepared to play in the 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup as well. However, she could not participate because of a severe knee injury that required surgery.
She was named to the senior team roster for the 2013 Algarve Cup in February 2013. Horan was 18 years then.
Moreover, she earned her first cap for the senior team during a group stage match in the Algarve Cup on March 8, 2013, against China.
Later, she was called up to the senior roster around the end of 2015. Horan then recorded her first goal for the senior team against Trinidad & Tobago in December 2015.
Further, she was honored with the ‘Woman of the Match’ performance.
Moreover, Lindsey was on the roster for the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
She had the opportunity to start the opening group stage match against Costa Rica in central midfield.
She was appreciated for her role in central midfield after her return to the national team in 2016.
Further, Horan was called up for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She recorded her first World Cup goal in the opening game against Thailand on June 11.
She then scored her first career hat-trick on January 31, 2020, against Panama in the 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
Her teammates, Lynn Williams and Tobin Heath, also scored the assisting goals.
Wedding and Love life
Lindsey Horan always has been in the spotlight with her professional career but is very private with her personal life.
When talking about her love life, the Soccer player is currently single. She has not been alleged with any other love partner or boyfriend in public media.
It seems that Horan is enjoying her life beautifully and has no plans to get married any time soon.
However, it is seen that Lindsey is quite a loving person not only to humans but to pets also. We can see many posts of her pet(dog) on social media platforms.
Also, she has shown the world that love lasts for pets, too, not for a human being only.
Social Media Presence
The American professional soccer player is active on different social media platforms. Currently, she communicates with her fan through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
On Facebook, Horan is active as @lindesyhoranofficial. Most of Horan’s Facebook feed is covered with the highlights and activities related to the soccer games.
Lindsey is available on Instagram as lindseyhoran10, making 258k followers at the moment. Likewise, she has shared around 494 posts on Instagram.
Her Instagram posts are mostly related to her career, and she often posts pictures of the place she travels. Likewise, Horan’s Instagram bio says, “Adidas athlete.
On Twitter, the soccer player is active as @LindseyHoran making 131.6k followers. She joined Twitter in March 2011 and has posted more than 3k+ tweets.