Star Joins Already Strong Los Angeles Side
The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) achieved a major milestone in women’s professional sports when they announced an agreement today with three time FIFA World Female Player of the Year Marta Vieira da Silva, better known worldwide simply as Marta. The Brazilian star announced her move before the FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich, Switzerland, where she won the award for a third straight year. Per team and league policy, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Marta joins a potent Sol team that will be sure to captivate soccer fans throughout the Southland and already features three U.S. Women’s National Team players (Shannon Boxx, Aly Wagner, Stephanie Cox) and a host of others with significant international experience.
“With the signing of Marta there is no doubt that we have brought in one of the biggest and most exciting pieces of the puzzle we targeted when we launched this franchise last fall,” said Scott Hanley, Vice President AEG Sports, who operates the Sol. “She is a bonafide superstar in the sport of soccer who will undoubtedly electrify fans and raise awareness for both our team and WPS on a global scale.”
Irvine Premier Soccer Club is first club to partner with the Los Angeles Sol.