Allie Long

Number: 10
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-8
Born: Aug. 13, 1987, in Huntington, N.Y.
Hometown: Northport, N.Y.
College: Univ. of North Carolina
Last Club: New York Fury (WPSL Elite)

 

 

A former U-20 Women’s National Team midfielder for the United States, Long became the first free agent to sign with Thorns FC on Jan. 31, 2013.

2014: Has started 23 consecutive regular-season games for Thorns FC dating back to the 2013 campaign ... Scored the game-winning goal in the team's season-opening, 1-0 road win at Houston on April 12 ... Took a team-high five shots against the Dash, putting four on frame.

2013: Finished the season ranked fourth on the team in scoring with three goals and three assists ... Tallied the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute of extra time in a 3-2 win over FC Kansas City in the NWSL semifinals on Aug. 24 ... One of three players to start all 22 regular-season matches ... Finished the regular-season ranked first on the team in minutes played (1,956) ... Recorded assists against Seattle Reign FC (Aug. 17), FC Kansas City (Aug. 4) and Washington (May 19) ... Scored a picturesque bending shot to the far upper corner, in a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC on July 31 ... Scored her second goal of the season on June 6 against FC Kansas City, deflecting an Alex Morgan shot around the goalkeeper ... Scored her first career NWSL goal in the 35th minute of a 2-0 road win at Chicago on May 12.

International
Called into training camp with the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team in the spring of 2007 ... Was a member of the U-20 Women’s National Team which competed in 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Russia, falling in the semifinals of the tournament.

Professional
2012: Signed with the New York Fury (WPSL Elite) in April 2012 and helped guide the club to a late-season run to the playoff semifinals … Joined Paris Saint-Germain of France’s Division 1 Féminine on a six-month contract from Oct. 2011-March 2012 … Scored a brace during PSG’s UEFA Women’s Champions League second-leg match against FFC Frankfurt … Registered eight goals in 16 appearances across all competitions for PSG, including four goals in 12 league matches (9 starts) … Sustained a foot injury near the end of her contract with PSG … 2011: Signed with Sky Blue FC (WPS) and finished the season ranked second on the team in minutes played (1,575) after appearing in 18 matches … 2010: Scored two goals in 22 appearances (all starts) during her second season with the Washington Freedom (WPS) … 2009: Selected as the seventh overall pick in the 2009 WPS Draft by the Washington Freedom … Played in 19 games (11 starts), scoring two goals during her rookie season.

College
An NCAA National Champion in 2008 at the University of North Carolina, Long was a strong addition to the Tar Heels’ midfield following her transfer from Penn State after the 2006 season … Appeared in 38 games (36 starts) during two seasons in Chapel Hill, recording eight goals and five assists (21pts) for head coach Anson Dorrance … Began her collegiate career at Penn State University in 2005 … In two years with the Nittany Lions, Long played in 46 games and was a two-time All-Big 10 Conference selection.

Personal
Full name is Alexandra Linsley Long … Goes by “Allie” … Was a college teammate of fellow Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath … Also played alongside Heath on the U-20 Women’s National Team … Teamed up with two of the world’s best players in Abby Wambach (USA) and Homare Sawa (Japan) while with the Washington Freedom … Has a younger brother, Patrick.