Lindsey Horan, U.S. vs. Switzerland, 10.23.16
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Thorns FC International Notebook | Long, Heath start for U.S. Women in 5-1 rout, Brynjarsdottir captains Iceland to victory

On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team defeated Switzerland, 5-1, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. 

For the second match in a row, the U.S. came out in a 3-5-2 formation with Thorns FC midfielder Allie Long in the center of defense. Long, who started the match along with Thorns teammate Tobin Heath, played the full 90 minutes. 

Thorns FC midfielder Lindsey Horan also got into the match, coming on in the 74th minute as a substitute for midfielder Carli Lloyd who scored a pair of goals in the 25th and 51st minutes. The Thorns FC connection of Long and Horan initiated the play that led to USWNT's fifth and final goal scored by Kealia Ohai. 

On the other side of the globe, Thorns FC midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir played in both of Iceland's final two matches of the Sincere Cup in China. Brynjarsdottir started and played 45 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Denmark before captaining the team to a 1-0 victory over Uzbekistan. 

(Photo by the Football Association of Iceland)