27. Lindsey Horan
It was always going to be tough for Horan to top a superb 2018, hence a small drop in the rankings this year. Horan remained a consistent and key performer for Portland Thorns as they once again reached the NWSL play-offs but her World Cup was an odd one. Horan played all but half an hour in the group stage, finding the net against Thailand but was left on the bench for the first two knockout games against Spain and France. Horan returned and dictated the semi-final against England, sending in a superb diagonal ball for Alex Morgan to head home the second but didn’t feature at all in the final. It may be a testament to the USA’s depth that Horan could be left out but when she did play she reminded everyone how good she is.
Mark Parsons, Portland Thorns manager:
“Our midfield general that dominates defensively, dictates the tempo offensively, creates chances in many ways and scores important goals.”
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