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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Los Angeles Sol's Marta Nominated for ESPY Award

Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Sol.



Contact: Nick Ammazzalorso



CARSON, CA – June 25, 2009 – Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) forward Marta has been nominated for an ESPY Award, the club announced today.

The current and three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Marta has been nominated in the category of Best Female International Athlete. She will be competing against Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa, Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice and Russian tennis player Dinara Safina.

The ESPYS are the one night each year where athletes from all sports join together to celebrate the best moments of the year. The ESPYS take place on Wednesday, July 15th at the Nokia Theater at LA LIVE and will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson. The ESPYS will air on ESPN and ESPN-HD on Sunday, July 19th at 9pm EST.

Sol fans will have the chance to select the winners beginning today by voting online at www.ESPYS.tv. All proceeds from the ESPYS and related events benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research in memory of the late Jim Valvano.

The Los Angeles Sol hosts the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday, June 27 at 10 am at The Home Depot Center on the Campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills. For more information or to purchase tickets today, please call toll free at 1-877-4-SOL-TIX (476-5849) or visit www.LosAngelesSol.com.


Editor's Note

"There are not words to describe Marta..." To repeat a phrase heard by the Brazilian announcer in the YouTube video.

If you haven't seen her play yet, please watch a WPS game. Either in person, on Fox Soccer and other cable outlets, or via streaming links. Both the WPS and LA Sol have been streaming selected games from their web sites.

Marta is a rare talent, and she is surrounded by a cast of very good players.

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