Paris Saint Germain was falling behind in the French league for quite a while. They hadn’t won a league title since 1994, and were in desperate need of some help. Then, two summers ago, a takeover was put in place when a Qatari group aimed to make them the richest, and most successful club in the world.
Since then, the men’s team has been making waves with all of their signings, including the striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from AC Milan, and most recently signing David Beckham from LA Galaxy. After spending over $400 million on players alone, PSG is now competing with the big boys in Europe, and are currently leading the French league.
However, there is bigger news coming out of Paris Saint Germain for American soccer fans, but this time with the women’s team where 18-year-old American Lindsey Horan has recently got her first call up for the US women national team’s upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal.
Horan, who had a scholarship in place to North Carolina, decided to postpone her college career and signed with French club, Paris Saint Germain. After speaking to Lindsey, it was evident her time in Paris so far has been a successful one. She loves playing for PSG and all of the new experiences that has come from it thus far.
“This is the beginning of a whole new project for PSG- new players, new staff,” she said. “A lot has changed here for the better with the men’s side too.”
Just like PSG, Lindsey is also experiencing a lot of change at the moment.
“I seriously thought I was dreaming when I got the email from the National Team – it was unreal,” Horan said.
Lindsey is preparing for her first USWNT appearance. Be sure to watch her and the USWNT in the Algarve Cup this coming March!