Friday, March 6, 2009

Kai-Tastic

Natasha Kai celebrates her 90th-minute game-winner against Iceland

When watching a soccer game we must remember that it lasts 90 minutes...and the USA used every one of them today against Iceland as Natasha Kai scored a spectacular goal with about 30 seconds left in regulation time. The goal, a chest collection off a long ball, a flick over a defender and a perfect half-volley, was a work of art. Chest, bounce, flick, bounce, boom!!!

When asked after the match if it was her greatest ever goal, Kai said no, she prefers her diving header game-winner against Canada in the 2008 Olympic quarterfinal. The WNT Blog will say this, and stand by it, that while the goal against Canada was certainly great and perhaps her MOST IMPORTANT ever goal, this one was surely the GREATEST of the 24 for she has scored for the National Team. This goal was also important as it gave the USA the group title and a berth in the championship game after Denmark defeated Norway, 2-0. Had the USA tied 0-0, both Iceland and Denmark would have had a shot at the championship game depending on the results from the final group match day on March 9.





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9 comments:

Carolina Girl said...

NATASHA KAI!!!!!
Thanks for the awesome soccer that you provide for us to see!

seanlb said...

wow, what a great photo.

Denise said...

Awesome! I wish I could have seen that goal live! Kai is my favorite player, she's an amazing person and off the field. Kai is such an outstanding player. You never know what crazy thing she'll do next, or when she'll strike! I'm so happy that she scored the last-gasp winner. When a player scores a clutch goal like that, under a lot of pressure, you know they have talent. TK rocks!!! I can't wait to see it on the highlights!

MARDELLE said...

AWESOME GOAL KAI..!!

Kat said...

kai-tastic indeed! GOOOO USA!!

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

NATASHA FREAKING KAI!

prairie said...

It's not the goal I'm happiest about--it's the fact she's filling in the other sleeve. Danny Califf needs to catch up!

ebendz said...

WOW What a goal!!! It was awesome.

~Emily

Roland said...

the reaction from the 2 center defenders is priceless. great job ladies!