A former U-20 Women’s National Team midfielder for the United States, Long returns to Thorns FC for her second season after signing with the club on Jan. 31, 2013. The Long Island native has experience abroad with popular French club Paris Saint-Germain.
2014: Appeared in 22 matches (20 starts) during the regular season ... Named to the NWSL Second XI ... Finished the season tied for fourth in the NWSL in goals (9) ... Led the league with 113 corner kicks ... Tallied three assists ... Started 27 consecutive regular-season games for Thorns FC dating back to the 2013 campaign ... Scored a goal in three consecutive games to begin the season (April 12-26) ... Became the fifth different Thorns FC player to score a goal in consecutive games ... Tallied her first career brace becoming the fifth player in Thorns FC history to accomplish this feat in a 7-1 win against FC Kansas City on July 13 ... Was perfect from the penalty spot (4-for-4) ... Tallied the game-winning assist on Alex Morgan's goal in a 1-0 win against Seattle Reign FC on Aug. 17 to secure Portland a spot in the 2014 NWSL Playoffs ... Set a Thorns FC single-game record with 12 corner kicks against the Western New York Flash on May 21 ... Scored the game-winning goal in the team's season-opening, 1-0 road win at Houston on April 12.
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.
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 second-leg UEFA Women’s Champions League 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 all 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.
INTERNATIONAL: 2014: Earned her first senior international cap with the U.S. on May 8 against Canada, playing 22 minutes as a sub ... Made her first start with the U.S. Women’s National Team in a 1-0 win against France on June 14 ... Tallied her first assist with the senior national team in a 2-2 draw against France on June 19 ... 2010: Called into camp with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team from Jan. 13-20, 2010 ... Named to former head coach Pia Sundhage’s roster for U.S. Women’s National Team matches against Sweden on July 13 and 17 ... Did not make the 18-player game-day roster for either match ... 2009: Earned a call to training camp with the U-23 Women’s National Team from Dec. 13-20, 2009 ... 2007: Earned experience with the U-21 Women’s National Team in the spring of 2007 ... 2006: Was a member of the U.S. 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 ... Appeared in five of the team’s six games during the competition ... Scored a goal against Argentina in a 4-1 win for the United States during the group stage.
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: 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.