U.S. Soccer
Women's National Team

Natasha Kai

Forward Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-8

  • Hometown

    Kahuku, Hawaii

  • Club

    Sky Blue FC

Called into her first training camp with the Women’s National Team in February of 2006 … Made her debut at the 2006 Algarve Cup in Portugal, scoring in her first two games against Denmark and France, both as a substitute … Became the fourth player in U.S. WNT history to score in her first two caps … Scored four goals in her first seven WNT matches, including the winner in a 1-0 victory against Japan on May 9, 2006 … Became the first-ever player from Hawaii to play for the WNT and to make a FIFA Women’s World Cup Team… 2009: Played in four games, starting two, and scored one goal, which was one of the best of the year and the best of her career, coming in the final minute of a 1-0 victory against Iceland at the Algarve Cup … Had major shoulder surgery in the fall … 2008: Had her best scoring year with the WNT, leading the team with 15 goals … Played in 28 games, starting 20 … Scored a goal for every 106 minutes she was on the field … Scored one of the most important goals in U.S. history when her diving header defeated Canada, 2-1, in the Olympic quarterfinal match … Played in six matches at the Olympics, five of them off the bench … Scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory against Brazil in the final pre-Olympic match … Scored against Denmark in the championship game of the 2008 Algarve Cup … Scored four goals in Olympic qualifying, two against Mexico in front of a sell-out crowd in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and two more against Costa Rica in the victory that qualified the USA for the 2008 Olympics … Notched her first career hat trick in a 6-0 win against Canada on May 10 in Washington, D.C. … 2007: Played in 18 games, starting four … Scored two goals with three assists during the year … One of her goals came in a 2-0 win against China at the Four Nations Tournament, giving the USA the tournament title ... Was one of the final three players chosen to the 2007 U.S. Women’s World Cup Team … Saw brief action in three Women’s World Cup matches … 2006: Played in 17 games in her first year on the national team, starting four ... Scored six goals, including two at the 2006 Algarve Cup ... She also scored against Japan, Ireland, Canada and Australia ... Her goal against the Matildas came in a 2-0 win at the Peace Cup in South Korea … Youth National Teams: First brought in with the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team in 2004, and was the leading scorer on the team with 12 goals, including six in international matches … Helped lead the U-21s to the Nordic Cup title in Iceland, scoring three goals in the tournament including two against Germany … Injured her shoulder in her final college game of 2004, then re-injured it again in her first U-21 camp of 2005, requiring surgery, and did not get called into a U-21 camp again until January of 2006 … First Appearance: March 11, 2006, vs. Denmark ... First Goal: March 11, 2006, vs. Denmark.

2009: Allocated to Sky Blue FC for the inaugural WPS season in 2009 … Played in 18 games for SBFC, starting 16, and was the team’s leading scorer with six goals … Played a key role in helping Sky Blue earn the fourth and final playoff berth, then played in all three playoff matches, starting just one, while scoring one goal with one assist to help the club to the first-ever WPS title … Youth: Played club for Kailua AA and on occasion for the Leahi Soccer Club during her youth soccer career.

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