Hours before the official start of the NWSL preseason, the Washington Spirit have announced the signing of former USWNT goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart. Barnhart, who spent 2022 with the Kansas City Current, is on a one-year deal with the Spirit. Further terms were not announced.
“We are excited to bring Barnie into the Spirit family,” Spirit head coach Kris Ward said in a team press release. “She has proven quality both in goal and as a person and is exactly the kind of person we want in our locker room. Given the challenges that are upcoming, we felt like it was vital to add someone of her caliber.