At 14, a soccer scout took her to Vasco da Gama, 1000 miles away from her home that ran a women’s team. This group went bankrupt and soon she went to Sweden where she achieved much success. Finally the Women’s Professional Soccer League in the United States found her where she played for the Los Angeles Sol, which also did not stay afloat. She recently moved to F.C. Gold Pride south of San Francisco which this past November went bankrupt, leaving Marta, the world’s finest female soccer player, without a contract or club. Give this kid a break!! She earned it!! Where is professional female soccer? No one wants to sponsor the girls?
Marta said, “It’s harder for women. The men earn a lot of money, and they have a lot of clubs they can choose to play for. We work very hard, but we’re always thinking about what might happen next year, if there’s going to be a team or a competition even.”
We just got a day off from work for Martin Luther King Day who struggled for equal rights among black and white civil rights. If he lived, I wonder if he would have gotten involved in this issue too. Equal rights should be everywhere.