It’s been some time since I wrote about Marta, who has moved back to Sweden, although she is now with Tyresö. I was under no delusions that she was going to stay given that when she left the WPS was hanging by a thread. I have regrets that she left but no anger. Marta paid her dues; it was the league (and the public at large) that couldn’t keep up its end of the bargain.
Back in Sweden, Marta is doing what Marta does best. Watch the video. It’s the second goal (although you don’t need me to tell you that). The question is not whether any female player has ever been able to play like Marta; no one has. The real question is how long it will take before another player can do something like this in the post-Marta world. (After all, how long did it take after Maradona for Messi to appear?)