Kai provides heroics off the bench for U.S.

August 15, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
SHANGHAI -- For a game that was straight out of "The Twilight Zone," it made sense that a player from another planet finally settled the Olympic quarterfinal women's match between the United States and Canada here on Friday. U.S. forward Natasha Kai, she of the many tattoos and different-colored shoes, nodded home Shannon Boxx's cross in the 101st minute to give the U.S. a 2-1 victory in a game delayed an hour and 40 minutes by lightning.

For Kai, her tournament in many respects has been ...

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