WNT Apr 17, 2012
Lindsay Tarpley has had a stellar international career and is still the only player to score in a FIFA U-19 Women's World Cup Final and an Olympic gold medal game
For those of you wondering about how Lindsay Tarpley, owner of 125 WNT caps and some of the biggest goals in U.S. history, is progressing from her knee injury suffered before the Women’s World Cup, first an update of another kind. Tarpley, who is married to UCLA head women’s soccer coach B.J. Snow, is about five months pregnant and expecting her first child, a boy, this summer.
As for Tarpley’s knee, the injury suffered last May during one of the USA's warm-up matches for the World Cup was her second ACL tear and while her recovery is going well, it is a bit slower than the last time as she also underwent micro-fracture surgery in addition to the ACL reconstruction, which makes the rehab about three months longer.
Doctors had predicted that her return to the field wouldn’t realistically occur until late summer, which ruled out any chance of her trying to get back into the squad in time to make a run at the Olympic Team. But in every story there’s a silver lining, and it gave her and her husband the chance to start a family. As Snow was an excellent player in his own right, winning two NCAA titles as an outside back at Indiana, we’re betting baby Snow will be kicking a soccer ball soon after he starts walking, and maybe before.