Bio: A former U-20 Women’s National Team midfielder for the United States, Long became the first free agent to sign with Thorns FC for their inaugural 2013 season on Jan. 31, 2013. An attacking midfielder, the New York native has international club experience with popular French club Paris Saint-Germain.
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 ...earned experience with the U-21 Women’s National Team in the spring of 2007.
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.
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.
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.