Lindsey Horan wore the captain’s armband for the USWNT’s match against Australia on Friday, ushering in a new era for both the squad and the 27-year-old.
With 107 caps, Horan was the senior-most player in the starting lineup, which included Casey Murphy in her international debut and Ashley Hatch and Alana Cook in only their third National Team appearances.
Horan also donned the No. 10 jersey, which was passed down to the midfielder by USWNT icon Carli Lloyd before her retirement. “Carli passing down this jersey to me was one of the most special moments of my life and truly such a gift,” said Horan at the time.
In a post to social media after Friday’s game, Horan opened up about her first match wearing No. 10 and the captain’s armband, saying she would remember the moment “forever,” adding that she was “so honored.”
I’ll remember this moment forever. Wearing the 10 for the first time and of course, with the armband. I’m truly so honored. I’m proud of the team for the win and Sydney gave us an incredible atmosphere. Thank you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/HDxrsq2Ijf— Lindsey Horan (@LindseyHoran) November 27, 2021
I’ll remember this moment forever. Wearing the 10 for the first time and of course, with the armband. I’m truly so honored. I’m proud of the team for the win and Sydney gave us an incredible atmosphere. Thank you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/HDxrsq2Ijf
Lloyd shouted out her No. 10 successor, congratulating Horan on her 25th goal, scored from the spot in the team’s commanding 3-0 win over the Matildas on Friday.
Lookin good in that 🔟!! https://t.co/O3ABxMOwvy— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) November 27, 2021
Lookin good in that 🔟!! https://t.co/O3ABxMOwvy
The USWNT will face off against Australia again on Tuesday after defeating the Matildas behind goals from Hatch, Rose Lavelle and Horan.