Long time PUMA athlete and soccer phenom, Marta of the Western New York Flash helped her team to the Regular Season Championship title this past weekend, scoring her tenth goal of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Beat. Her goal also earned her a third consecutive PUMA Golden Boot award as the league’s leading scorer. The Brazilian star edged out fellow Flash forward Christine Sinclair, in the tie breaker having a greater production rate based on goals per game average.
Marta, who appeared in 14 games for Western New York, turned it on down the stretch scoring five goals in the Flash’s last three games of the regular season, matching her PUMA Golden Boot-winning total from her inaugural season campaign in 2009.
Marta represented her home country of Brazil in the 2011 Women's World Cup where she helped her team to a quarterfinal appearance. Her goal scoring prowess earned her the Silver Ball as the tournament's second leading goal scorer, having scored four goals in four games for the Samba Queens of Brazil.
Marta now looks to add to her overall goal total on Saturday, August 27 as the Regular Season Champion Western New York Flash host the WPS Championship game at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester. Make sure to tune into Fox at 4:00pm EST for the kick off to cheer on Marta and the rest of the New York Flash!
Local fans of Western New York are in for a treat at the Championships as Canadian singer FeFe Dobson will be performing at half time and some lucky fans will have the opportunity to meet her and get an autographed copy of her current CD, JOY. To purchase your Championship tickets, head to: