Marta to join L.A. team in new women's league

January 12, 2009
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Marta, a three-time FIFA player of the year, is joining the new women's league in the United States.

The 22-year-old Brazilian striker said Monday she will sign a three-year contract to play for the Los Angeles Sol of the Women's Professional Soccer league.

"I have in mind that a very competitive league will be created," said Marta, who has spent the past five years playing for Swedish club Umea. "We are looking at the future. I think it will attract ...

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