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Post by Auto Pilot on Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:44 pm

Just hours before being selected FIFA's woman of the year. Marta announced that she will sign with the new WPS LA Sol. Woo Hoo. The signing of Marta brings all the street cred. the new league needs. Wahoo

Marta Article Here
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Post by PilotNut on Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:06 pm

And to think we were "this close" to signing her as a Pilot... lol!
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Post by Auto Pilot on Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:53 pm

Oh I remember that ruse. I was completely taken in. I always look at url adresses now.
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Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:07 pm

Auto Pilot wrote: I always look at url adresses now.

Thanks for the tip. I guess Next time I'll have to spring for the $5 for a URL.
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Post by onetouchfutbol on Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:29 pm

Despite her occassional antics like pulling out the fake card into the air after possibly flopping, she can be ridiculously good...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iba7RiOuvEQ
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Post by Auto Pilot on Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:26 pm

AJ the flopping thing is considered gamesmenship in most other countries. It is a cultural phenom. The USA players pride themselves on physical play and it is not often you will see one of our players begging at the feet of a referee for a card ala Italy.

I just hope that all the kids who will be looking up to her don't model the behaviour
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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:50 am

do you remember Mia Hamm at the end of her career? No one worked the refs more than she did.

It's not just Italy.
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Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:11 pm

Haha not to mention Landon Donovan....
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Post by Auto Pilot on Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:09 pm

Go to the WPS site and see LA has indeed signed Marta as she is no longer listed with the "rights have been assigned to" tag.

WPS PLAYERS Click Here
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Post by onetouchfutbol on Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:22 pm

One thing that's cool about leagues without too many teams like the WPS and the MLS is that the talent is not very diluted yet. There are several clubs with a lot of talented veterans on them, and that will make it fun to watch. I wonder how much $ the league is budgetting toward marketting and PR...
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