Why USWNT Captain Lindsey Horan Will ‘Always Sing the [National] Anthem’

Photo from Lindsey Horan’s Instagram

Why USWNT Captain Lindsey Horan Will ‘Always Sing the [National] Anthem’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Every athlete has a “game day routine.” For U.S. women’s national soccer team captain Lindsey Horan, singing the National Anthem gets her ready to play.

“While the national anthem has been a controversial topic for the U.S. women’s national team, including this past year’s Women’s World Cup, Horan has been spotted singing the anthem while lined up with her teammates before a match,” Fox News Digital reported.

“I think obviously it’s an individual choice,” she said of why she always sings the Anthem.

“I think, for me, without getting emotional here, it’s like one of the coolest moments of a soccer game,” she continued. “You’re stepping out, it’s like the moment before you actually go out on the field. You can kinda sit there, and mentally, fully prepare for what you’re about to do. In that moment, I’m singing the anthem and I’m just [like], ‘I’m playing for my country. I’m representing the USA, which is one of the coolest things in the world. I’m representing my family, the fans here in the stands and at home watching.'”

Playing on the USWNT has been a dream for as long as she can remember.

“That little girl wanted to be in this position,” Horan explained. “I think about all those things, and I will always sing the anthem because it’s such a special moment to me.”

The athlete is headed to the Paris Olympics this summer. This will be her second Olympic games with her first being in 2016 in Rio De Janiero where the USWNT took home a bronze medal.

“So so honored to represent this country at another Olympics. I cannot wait to see what this team can do,” she posted on Instagram.

Horan’s goal? To take home gold and represent her country to the best of her abilities.

Movieguide® previously reported on another athlete who’s thrilled to be part of Team USA:

Ezra Frech is a long jump and high jump Paralympian and almost brought home two medals from Tokyo in 2021 when he was just 15.

Now, nearly three years later, Frech is grateful to be able to represent his country on the international stage again.

Frech “was born with congenital limb differences and is missing most of his left leg and fingers on his left hand, is likely headed for his second consecutive Paralympics after winning a gold medal in the T63 high jump in the 2023 Paris World Championships and a silver medal in the 2024 Kobe World Championships,” Fox News Digital reported.

In a recent interview with Fox News Digital, he explained what an honor it is to be able to represent the U.S.

“It was a dream of mine since I was a little kid to represent the red, white and blue,” Frech explained. “I mean, this country’s amazing, and I’m grateful for all the opportunities it’s brought me. I’m grateful to be living in the best nation in the world.

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