PSG Feminine terminate contracts of Lindsey Horan and Kosovare Asllani
Horan harbours dreams of playing her her country that can only be achieved by a return home. (Equalizer Soccer)

PSG Feminine terminate contracts of Lindsey Horan and Kosovare Asllani

The French giants have let two key players ago ahead of their return to Division 1 Feminine action next weekend.

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Ameé Ruszkai

Paris Saint-Germain Feminine have terminated the contracts of midfielder Lindsey Horan and striker Kosovare Asllani.

The players have each spent three and a half years in the capital city of France, but their departures do not come as much surprise, with neither having featured all that recently for the club.

Horan has been away with her country, the USA, a lot recently, whilst Asllani has been out injured for a while too, with speculation about her future circulating for some time.

The American midfielder and Swedish striker have spent some time together in the French capital. (PSG)
The American midfielder and Swedish striker have spent some time together in the French capital. (PSG)

PSG's club statement confirmed that the former will return to her homeland to play for Portland Thorns when the NWSL kick-starts later this year, whilst Asllani's next destination remains unclear.

National team calls for Horan

It has become well documented in recent years that, to get a spot on the USWNT, you have to be playing in the US.

However controversial and fickle it may seem, it was emphasised by striker Christen Press when she said, after spending two years in Sweden, that the country "want their 'Americans abroad' to return to the NWSL...to help promote the league."

Horan has been overlooked by Jill Ellis for a national team call-up for some time, but has recently earned a string of caps, perhaps with the coach and team knowing she was to return home shortly.

After 46 goals in 58 appearances for PSG, she now trades Paris for Portland ahead of the NWSL's 2016 season, due to kick-off in mid-April, as she eyes up a spot in Ellis' squad when the Olympics roll around in the summer.

Where next for Asllani?

Asllani's future, on the other hand, remains in the balance. Her agent has confirmed she will not be returning to her homeland like Horan, leaving the possibilities wide open.

Sweden will want her fit and firing as they prepare for Olympic qualification fixtures in March though, and so will want her future decided as soon as possible.

It seems that a move to a summer league is the most likely, with the winter season ending in a couple of months, but there have not been many links by the rumour mill to suggest where the 26-year-old striker could end up.

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