Natasha Kai: All the little girls are going to want ink…

Since I had exactly bupkus to blog about this evening (and since I’m not with the Kool Kidz at Netroots Nation) I thought I would plop in a soccer post since I also had the evening to myself while the lovely and talented Casey & mrs tbogg were off to see the women’s National team face of against Brazil in the last tune-up before the Olympics.

US wins 1-0 on a header ("beautiful and perfect" quoth the L&T one) by Natasha Kai who, with her fifteen tattoos (twelve more than Casey) and take-no-prisoners physicality, is turning into quite the fan favorite. More importantly:

The win raised the Americans’ 2008 record to 21-0-1 and extended their home unbeaten streak to 31. The U.S. team beat Brazil 1-0 on Sunday at Commerce City, Colo. It was the fourth U.S. win in five matches by a 1-0 score.

Obviously things have turned around since the firing of dumbass Coach Greg Ryan and I was pleased to hear that Hope Solo, who has been accounting for these shutouts, received the biggest ovation of any of the players during the introductions. Needless to say, I feel vindicated (see here and here).

On another note, Casey returns back to school in mid-August to prepare for her season. Having gone 0-31 in their first two years of existence, this could be the year her school  gets their first win if for no other reason than they have an actual recruiting class coming in.

Hope springs eternal.




Yeah. Like I would tell you....