May 14, 2010

Marta - Quiet No More in Gold Pride Win

In the preview I did for tonight's match, I mentioned that Marta had been "relatively quiet" so far this season. Well, not anymore. Tonight, Marta scored two 1st half goals leading Gold Pride to a 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers at Cambridge, Massachusetts. The victory was a record 5th in a row for Bay Area. Marta's former team, the LA Sol, had previously held the record at 4 consecutive wins. Kelly Smith scored the Breakers' only goal. Smith also picked up a yellow card, as did Christine Sinclair and Leslie Osborne. Boston's winless streak now stretches to 5. The match was played before a very good crowd of 5283 at Harvard Stadium.