Monday, March 30, 2009
Could Marta Play With the Boys?
The inaugural season of the Women's Professional Soccer League kicked off this past weekend with the Los Angeles Sol defeating the Washington Freedom 2-0.
I must say that from seeing this game and re watching the highlights, the level of competition in this league looks to be very good. All of the women showed great skill and I really think that if the league is marketed right, it can succeed.
However, the question that arose in my mind after watching the game was whether or not Los Angeles Sol star and without question the best women's soccer player in the world, Marta, could play in the MLS or any other men's league.
While the Brazilian stands at only 5'4, she has the quickness and technical skill to match many men.
The goal she scores at the 41 second mark of the video pretty much sums up what she's about:
What do you think? Could Marta play with the men?