What happens when the two best women's soccer players meet?
Last night, when Marta's Bay Area-based FC Gold Pride met Smith's Boston Breakers, a noisy crowd watched the two stars tangle -- and ultimately score all three of the match's goals. The Breakers' had advertised the match as a meeting between two of the world's best -- and they did not disappoint.
In her story, the Globe's Monique Walker quoted Breakers coach Tony DiCicco as saying of Marta: “Most of the game we did contain her, but she’s the type of player that gets a couple of chances and unfortunately she put them both away.’’
Here's a video from A Football Report with game highlights, Marta's comments, and the very articulate Alex Scott, a Breakers and English national team defender:
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