Some of you may remember Southwest Airlines flight attendant Marty Cobb, who back in April gave one of the more memorable pre-flight safety speeches ever (to the tune of 15,000,000 views on Youtube). Now it's same airline, same briefing, different attendant, this time with plenty of sass.
He goes everywhere with the soon-to-be eight-grader [Rachel Benke], including accepting awards at school, celebrating birthdays, and even on the school track where he one day sprung into action. "Her aide was holding Taxi on the side and he just started pulling away from the aide as hard as he could trying to get to Rachel," [Theresa] Benke said. She said once they got her inside, Rachel had a grand mal seizure, and Taxi wouldn't leave the girl's side. "I don't know how Taxi new this, but he wouldn't let anyone near her until the paramedics arrived,"- KHOU 11.
That was USA's reaction to Landon Donovan's game winning goal in 2010...
Here's some other stuff you may not know:
2014 marks the United States' seventh straight World Cup appearance, something only Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea have done. We have advanced to the knockout rounds three of the last five times, and got to the quarterfinals in 2002.
Our World Cup history includes more than a few star players (from left to right above): Joe Gaetjens (1950), John Harkes (1990, 1994), Clint Dempsey (2006, 2010, 2014), Alexi Lalas (1994), and Landon Donovan (2002, 2006, 2010).
And be sure to check out MLSSoccer.com for more awesome World Cup Facts.