Lindsey Horan Takes Her Talents To Paris
At just 20 years of age, Lindsey Horan, a Colorado native, is a rising star of Women’s soccer.
Simply put, Lindsey Horan is a stud. While many American soccer players typically attend college as a stepping-stone to reach the professional ranks, Horan opted for the road less traveled. She bypassed the college game and instead, signed for Paris Saint-Germain, one of the giants of the women’s game.
“Technically she’s extremely gifted and brings quality and sophistication to our attacking play. What’s more she creates a lot of chances for her teammates. Best of all, though, having her in our side means we don’t have to worry about trying to stop her,” added U.S. U-20 coach Michelle French.
At 18 years young, the talented striker took her talents abroad, showing not only her strength as a professional footballer but also an enormous strength of character. While most of her friends were accepting college scholarships in the states, eager to embrace the college experience, Lindsey felt ready to embark on a different chapter entirely.
According to FIFA.com, “When PSG signed me I went off to Europe on my own. Obviously it was tough, especially the first few months, what with a new language, a new country and all that. Bit by bit, though, I began to enjoy the experience and make new friends, and then things started to go really well for me.”
Despite her humble beginnings in the French capital, things on the pitch were an immediate success. She netted 35 times in 45 appearances over her first two seasons.
Of course, being exposed to all that comes with being a professional athlete, has certainly empowered the young American. She appears to handle her media duties with ease, while on it she looks to be a cut above the rest. FIFA.com attests, “With the U-20 team I try to adopt the role of leader as my time playing professional football has given me experience the others don’t have. That said, I have to admit that I learn new things from my USA teammates every day.”
Even with all her early accomplishments on and off the pitch, Horan remains poised to continue growing as a person while helping her club and country reach the highest levels of success. Horan trained as a youth player at Colorado Rush with coach Tim Schultz, who deserves recognition for guiding this talented player and helping her develop.