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USWNT star Lindsey Horan gives Lyon lead in Women’s Champions League

Kelly Cates, Darren Bent, Tim Sherwood and Darren Lewis marvel at Newcastle's meteoric rise under Eddie Howe, which has gone far beyond the club's heavy spending in the transfer market.

USWNT star Lindsey Horan gave Lyon a 1-0 lead over Juventus in UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage play on Thursday.

Horan takes a terrific defense-opening pass from Wendie Renard and touches past the keeper for the game’s first goal (Juventus has since tied the match).

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Lyon is in a group with Arsenal, Juventus, and Zurich, and lost to the Gunners 5-1 on day one of group play.

The Colorado-born 28-year-old is on loan from Portland Thorns in preparation for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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