It was inspiring to watch Maya, the RISSE soccer team goalie last night. She is tall, strong, fast and unflappable.
She is from Thailand, and she is not threat to America. She is helping the team to win some games and is serious about sports and especially soccer. The team is open to women, but only a few have expressed interest.
She has an easy smile but defends the goal ferociously.
There are no women on any of the other American teams I have seen the Warriors play this season.
Ali says Maya is invaluable, "she is so smart and tough. We really need her."