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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