Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Barnie's (Almost) Back

Three weeks out from arthroscopic knee surgery, U.S. goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart is showing excellent progress and is on schedule to be ready for selection for the Peace Queen Cup. Barnhart has come up large in two big games for the USA this year, shutting out Norway in the final group game at the 2008 Algarve Cup to help the USA to the title game, and then in the championship game of the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, she made several excellent saves, including a stop on Canada's seventh penalty kick in the shootout to end the match. Above, Barnhart works the quads with some resistance training. She won't have to be attached to that big rubber band when she rejoins training.

1 comment:

Kylie said...

That's great to hear!
Can't wait to see her in the net again soon!