A couple of years ago during a rainy afternoon in San Jose. I was tailgating with the Casbah and Sam's Army boys getting ready for a doubleheader game Quake/Crew and the U.S. womens team vs. Brazil. The women were having their sendoff game before going off to the 2000 Olympics. I had my Sam's Army shirt on and we had gathered a nice size group to cheer on the women (although it didn't hurt that the Quakes were playing as well). I was walking to my car, when a woman approached me. She thanked me for being a part of Sam's Army and showing up to give visible support for women's team. Then she introduced herself as Brandi's mom. They announced on the USWNT broadcast today that Lark Chastain died in her sleep days ago. I've gotten to talk to her on several occasions, and really enjoyed her lighthearted, but honest conversations. The last time I talked to her she was at the 'Rays game the day her daughter was off with the US team on her birthday. "It was 34 years ago today, that I was trying to get that girl out of me..." was what I remembered her saying. I told her that it was a week later that my mom was doing the same thing for me. Lark you will be deeply missed.