The Run of Play is a blog about
the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
If you weren’t a women’s soccer fan, and you heard that people in LA were excited about the arrival of something called Marta, what would you be more likely to assume the word “Marta” referred to?
(A) A form of public transportation.
(B) A museum of contemporary art.
Vote in the comments. Also: propose your own alternatives!
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by Brian Phillips · April 19, 2009