It just had to be Lindsey Horan.
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When Olympique Lyonnais Fémenin won a free kick right outside Chelsea FC Women's box with 76 minutes remaining in their first game of the 2022 Women's International Champions Cup, only one player was stepping up to take the kick.

It just had to be Lindsey Horan.

Providence Park grew louder with each passing second as fans who arrived early to take in the tournament's first game recognized the moment. Horan, still a member of the Portland Thorns FC but on loan with Lyon through next summer, wasn't going to let the moment –– her moment –– slip away.

As she has done countless times for club and country, Horan stepped up to the spot unperturbed and began her run-up. Destiny seemed to propel the ball as it cleared the makeshift wall and beat goalkeeper Zecira Musovic at her near post.

The goal produced the loudest cheers of the early evening and spurred a late Lyon comeback to tie the game at 2-2 and eventually win 4-3 in penalty kicks. While it may not have been in red in black, it was sweet to see the long-time Thorns FC midfielder once again put the ball in the back of the net at Providence Park.