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Horan headed to PSG in groundbreaking move
by Paul Kennedy, July 24th, 2012 1:34AM

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TAGS:  americans abroad, college women, france, under-20 women's world cup

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] It didn't make headlines in Paris like Paris St. Germain's signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic did. But in a groundbreaking move, Lindsey Horan, considered one of the most talented players to come through the U.S. girls national team program in recent years, has decided to skip plans to attend the University of North Carolina and instead signed to play for PSG.

The 18-year-old Horan, who plays for Colorado Rush and is expected to represent the USA at the 2012 Under-20 Women's World Cup in Japan, is the youngest female American player to sign with a professional club in Europe.

“First and foremost, congratulations to Lindsey," said Rush chairman Jerome de Bontin, who is the former president of French club Monaco and has close ties to many clubs in France. "Her talent made it all possible but equally important was her commitment to joining one of the most prestigious and fastest growing soccer organizations in the world."

PSG finished fourth in the 2012 Ligue dominated by European champion Lyon.

“I am happy with her decision," said Lynn Horan, Lindsey's mother. "The club is going to pay a  portion of her schooling and that is important to me. In addition, Lindsey, her father and I agreed to put additional money from her contract into future education. I am comfortable.”

PSG, whose men's team is currently on tour of the United States, was acquired last year by the Qatari Investment Group with the stated objectives of becoming a men's and women's power in Europe.



1 comment
  1. David Crowther
    commented on: July 24, 2012 at 1:58 p.m.
    It really does look like PSG is putting money into their women's team, as well as their men's team. They've also stolen away a couple of Lyon's key players, including their Costa Rican playmaker Shirley Cruz.


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