Allie Long

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Allie Long
Allie Long (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Alexandra Linsley Long
Date of birth (1987-08-13) August 13, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Huntington, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portland Thorns
Number 10
Youth career
2005–2006 Penn State Nittany Lions
2007–2008 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Long Island Fury
2009–2010 Washington Freedom 39 (4)
2011 Sky Blue FC 18 (3)
2011-2012 Paris Saint-Germain 12 (4)
2012 New York Fury 0 (0)
2013- Portland Thorns FC 25 (6)
National team
United States U-20
2007–2010 United States U-21
2014– United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:47, 19 May 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:51, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Alexandra "Allie" Linsley Long (born August 13, 1987) is an American soccer forward currently playing for the Portland Thorns in the NWSL. She previously played for Paris Saint-Germain in France as well as the Washington Freedom and Sky Blue FC in the WPS.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Huntington, New York to parents Barbara and James Long, Allie attended Northport High School, graduating in 2005. She played varsity soccer for four years at Northport and was named first-team All-State as a sophomore, junior and senior. Her high school teams went undefeated during the regular season all four years. She was an All-County selection all four years as well. As a junior and senior, Long was named Newsday's Player of the Year, was selected for the All-Long Island Team, and was named the Suffolk County Player of the Year.[2]

Penn State[edit]

Long attended Pennsylvania State University from 2005-2006. During her freshman year in 2005, she appeared in all 25 games, starting 22. After starting the first game, she entered the starting lineup permanently in the fifth game of the season, remaining there for the balance of the Lions' 23-0-2 season. She scored four goals on 58 shots and had six assists for the season. Long was a 2005 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Third-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection and was named to the Soccer Buzz second-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region, Soccer Buzz second-team freshman All-America squad, and was tapped for the Soccer Buzz 2005 Freshman All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team. She was also named to the second-team All-Big Ten squad and the All-Tournament Team at the 2005 Big Ten Tournament and earned Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors.[2]

During her second year in 2006, Long scored six goals and added four assists for the Nittany Lions. Allie started all 21 games that she played in after missing the first five games while playing for the United States in the U-20 World Championships in Moscow, Russia. She scored her first goal of the season September 24 against Michigan. She also recorded a goal and an assist in the game at Iowa on September 29 and against Northwestern on October 22. Long scored the game-winning goal against Minnesota on October 13 and against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament on November 5. She was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region team. She was the Big Ten's offensive player of the week on October 23, 2006. She was a 2006 Soccer Buzz first-team all-region selection and was selected for the Academic All-Big Ten Team.[2]

University of North Carolina[edit]

During her junior year in 2007, Long transferred to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She appeared in all 24 games, starting in 22. Long scored five goals during the season. She picked up her first two goals as a Tar Heel against Yale for her only multiple goal game of the season, for which she was named to Soccer America, Soccer Buzz and Top Drawer Soccer National Teams of the Week. She was also on the watchlist for the Hermann Trophy.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Washington Freedom[edit]

Long signed with the Washington Freedom in the WPS for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. In 2009, she was named WPS Player of the Week for an 89th minute goal resulting in a 3-2 win over the Chicago Red Stars.[3]

Sky Blue FC[edit]

Long in a match against Western New York Flash in July, 2011.

For the 2011 season, Long signed with Sky Blue FC.[4] She was named WPS Player of the Week for a second time for her performance in a 2-2 draw with the Philadelphia Independence.[5]

Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (PSG)[edit]

During the 2011-2012 season, Long played midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain FC in France's Division 1 Féminine.[6] She made 12 appearances, with nine starts, for the team and scored four goals.[7]

New York Fury[edit]

After the WPS suspended operations in 2012, Long signed with the New York Fury in the WPSL Elite.[8][9]

Portland Thorns FC[edit]

On January 17, 2013, it was announced that Long had signed with the Portland Thorns in the NWSL.[10][11] Following the American season, Long agreed an off-season loan to Chelsea Ladies. She traveled to Japan for the English team's International Women's Club Championship campaign.

International[edit]

Long represented the United States on the U-20 and U-23 teams. She was a member of the 2006 U-20 Women's World Championship team. Long was also called up into the full national team in July 2010. On May 8, 2014 Long made her international debut for the United States senior women's team against Canada in a friendly match at Winnipeg; entering the match at the 68th minute.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sky Blue FC (2010-11-30). "Allie Long Signs with Sky Blue FC". Women's Professional Soccer. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Allie Long player profile". University of North Carolina. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Goal.com’s WPS Player of Week 18: Washington Freedom's Allie Long". Goal.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Former Tar Heel Allie Long Signs with Sky Blue FC". Box Score News. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Allie Long named WPS Player of the Week". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Paris Saint Germain Roster and Statistics". Soccer Way. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Allie Long player profile". Soccer Way. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "NEW YORK FURY SIGNS GINA DiMARTINO, ALLIE LONG". New York Fury. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Long awaits new league, next opportunity". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Allie Long just confirmed directly with @EqualizerSoccer that she has agreed to sign with Portland Thorns FC.". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Allie Long signs with the Portland Thorns FC". NWSL News. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Rallies for 1-1 Draw Against Canada". U.S.Soccer. May 8, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 

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