Rush Coaches watch Lindsey Horan compete in Paris.
Part of the Rush Coaches Education trip to France allowed the Rush coaches to visit Lindsey Horan, formerly of Colorado Rush, at both her training center in Bougival, just outside of Paris, and then attend the game vs. Juvisy. This was a top of the table battle with PSG in 3rd, 1 point behind Juvisy in 2nd place. The Rush coaches included, Nik Penn of SPI, Erich Bartelt and Brian Lux of Rush Pikes Peak, Fahmi El Sami and Russell Finch (GA), Mike Erwin (NM), Patrick Griffin and Mark Zathey (MI), Arian Hoxha Sean Richardson (HI) and Chris Panyioutou (WI). The coaches were given an unbelievable welcome which started at the training center to watch the practice and meet with the coach followed by a red wine and cheese reception in the club house.
This was then topped the next day at the game where all of the coaches joined the Prince of Qatar (the president of PSG) and the French womens National Team coach Bruno Bini in the Presidential box. PSG started slowly and went down to a 1-0 half time deficit, but Rush’s very own Lindsey Horan scored the goal to tie it up shortly after half time with a powerful header off a set piece.
"This heart (at right) was for the Rush coaches/fans that were at the game... Don't know if they saw it but yes... it's for RUSH!!!!" exclaimed Horan after the game.
With just minutes to go PSG scored the 2nd and decisive goal to win the match to take them to 2nd in the league behind current European Champions League winners Lyon.
Erich of Rush Pikes Peak commented “how surprised he was at the physicality of the opposition which made things difficult for PSG in the first half. The second half saw some adjustments and proved the key to PSG coming out on top”.
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Curious to see what life at PSG has been like for Horan? Check out the video below featuring Lindsey.