Tuesday, January 11, 2011
FIFA's #1 Female Player Marta Is Unemployed
Just this week, Brazilian player Marta was awarded the FIFA Player of the Year award for the 5th consecutive year. As the soccer's number one female athlete, her career is still without obstacles.
After joining the Women's Professional Soccer league from Sweden, her club the L.A. Sol folded after one season. Marta relocated her talents to FC Gold Pride which after winning the WPS Championship this summer had to call it quits due to a lack of financial solvency.
The New York Times article, The Best Player on Earth is Looking for a Job, is worth a read. As I mentioned in an earlier entry, one of our 2011 goals is to bring some meaningful solutions to the quandry soccer leagues have found themselves in stateside. The MLS is faring a bit better, but it could stand for an injection new ideas. As for the women's league Stay tuned.