What They're Saying: Lindsey Horan

"I was very unhealthy, and the funniest thing was the coaching staff absolutely loved it,. They were like, 'Oh my gosh, look what we did to her, she's so much better for it. She's so beautiful now.' That was the word they used. It wasn't like I was fit, I was healthy, I was strong, and I was playing well and they could see it on the field. It was like, 'Wow you're so beautiful now.'"

-- U.S. national team star Lindsey Horan on the weight she lost while playing for Paris St. Germain at the start of her pro career during which she says she wanted to quit soccer and lost the love for the game. Horan, who turned pro out of high school, says she experienced body-shaming and much of the abuse about her weight was perpetrated by then-PSG coach Farid Benstiti, now the OL Reign head coach. (Butterfly Road podcast)
2 comments about "What They're Saying: Lindsey Horan".
  1. Kent Pothast, March 20, 2021 at 12:43 p.m.

    The French have different standards for many things. And they will never remain silent because "someone" thinks that it is politically correct to do so. But we all think highly of Horan.
    Kent Pothast
    ex-Golden (CSM) and Current Oregonian and temp Parisian(2019)

  2. John Soares, March 20, 2021 at 12:45 p.m.

    Referring to the support/popularity of women's soccer.
    Blatter said, If they want to be more popular,
    they should ware shorter shorts 
    Different individuals, same SHAMEFUL mentality. 

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