Sol Striker Marta Leads Brazil in 1-1 Tie With Germany

The Los Angeles Sol forward’s free kick in the 36th minute led to Brazil’s equalizer, with Maurine putting home the rebound in front of a European record crowd of 44,825 fans today at Frankfurt’s Commerzbank-Arena.

Anja Mittag had opened the scoring for Germany in the 24th minute.

Marta and Brazil will face Sweden on the weekend in Gothenburg.

Marta returns to the U.S. in time for the Sol’s May 2 Women’s Professional Soccer match in Boston against the Breakers.

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