Army captain asks Hope Solo to officer's ball

Here we go again.

An Army captain has shot a YouTube video asking U.S. women's soccer goalie Hope Solo to an officer's ball in Vienna, Austria, in January.

U.S. Army Capt. Nassar Jabour makes no apology for "absolutely riding the coattails" of U.S. Marine Sgt. Scott Moore, who apparently secured a date to the Marine Corps Ball with actress Mila Kunis after asking her via YouTube video, and  Marine Cpl. Kelsey De Santis, who then uploaded a video asking Justin Timberlake to a different ball.

Seems it's Jabour's turn. The YouTube post says Jabour is in the 54th Engineer Battalion, stationed in Bamberg, Germany, and currently deployed to Afghanistan.

"Please don't marry me," Jabour says on the video that appears shot from Afghanistan. "Call me old fashioned, but I feel like that kind of stuff takes time."

And the mustache? He says he is  "totally aware" it "looks ridiculous," but says he started growing it at the start of the Womens' World Cup under way in Germany, and that he won't take it off until the U.S. team wins the final against Japan on Sunday evening.

At an event Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Consular General’s residency in Frankfurt, Hope Solo’s aunt said her niece probably has been too busy to even know of Capt. Jabour’s invitation to the Austrian officers’ ball.

“I don’t even think she is aware of it,” Susan Karnesky said.

As far as Karnesky knows, Solo is not dating anyone seriously. Her niece, who will turn 30 at the end of the month, is too consumed with the tournament to have glimpsed the YouTube video, though Karnesky has seen it.

The segment “was funny,” Karnesky said. “I just thought it was cute.”


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