Lindsey Horan was working on an incredible goalscoring streak to start the season for Paris Saint-Germain. She scored in each of the team's first six Ligue Feminine matches, including a brace in one to give her an amazing seven goals. But that run came to an end this weekend, when she failed to score after coming in as a substitute against Lyon.
The 20-year-old Horan is one of the United States' best young players and was the star of this year's U-20 World Cup team. That has been a continuation of a bright young career, from leading the U-17 team in scoring despite being just 15 years old and being named the top college prospect in her class, but despite committing to North Carolina, she never went to college.
She was a bit of a trailblazer in bypassing college and signing with PSG instead. That isn't a thing that the top American women do, but she did and there's plenty of reason to believe it was the right move. She had 35 goals in 45 appearances before the season despite being a teenager. Now she's start this season with seven goals, and it's no wonder why the U.S., as well as PSG, are so high on her.
Horan only has two caps for the senior team, but it can't be too long before she is getting more looks. As stacked as the U.S. is at forward, she is too young, too talented and too productive not to get chances to prove herself.
PSG entered the match having won every match this season, as had Lyon. Next up for the team is the UEFA Champions League round of 16, where they will take on traditional power Lyon once more.